Nonviolence in Theory and in Action, Congress of Racial Equality, Miami, 1960

331505
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Promotional brochure describing the purpose of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Interracial Training Institute and nonviolent demonstration methods and requesting donations. The institute was held in Miami from August 14 to September 5, 1960.
Type
text

Memo from Melba Harmon to Bill Norris Regarding Civil Rights Picket, 1964

336067
Date
1964-06-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memorandum from Melba Harmon to Florida Highway Patrolman Bill Norris regarding civil rights protests at the Capitol building. The Tallahassee chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) planned to picket at the Capitol each weekday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. indefinitely.
Type
text

Florida Free Press Newsletter, November 20, 1964

331514
Date
1964-11-20
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Florida Free Press newsletter, number 17, published by the North Florida Citizenship Education Project. This newsletter features stories about Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) activities in North Florida, voter registration drives and other news.
Type
text

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, Tallahassee, July 1963

331510
Date
1963-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The Core of the Matter newsletter, volume 1, number 2, published by the Tallahassee Committee of Racial Equality, with information about student stand-ins at movie theaters; a description of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); a reprint of a telegram sent by Patricia Stephens Due of CORE to Pres...
Type
text

"Facts About the Community Relations Service" Brochure, August 1964

331504
Date
1964-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure outlining the responsibilities and mission of the Community Relations Service (CRS).
Type
text

CORE Press Release About Five Jailed Student Leaders Receiving Gandhi Award, June 29, 1960

331511
Date
1960-06-29
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Press release from CORE noting the five recipients of the Gandhi Award: Barbara and John Broxton, William Larkins and Patricia and Priscilla Stephens. These five students served a 49-day jail sentence after being arrested during a sit-in demonstration at Woolworth's lunch counter in Tallahassee.
Type
text

Miami Interracial Action Institute Summary and Evaluation, 1959

331508
Date
1959
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This report contains a summary of action at the institute written by Susan Boden. She writes about institute members testing Miami lunch counters, movie theaters and public transportation to see if African-American Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) members would be served. Sit-ins were held at Jack...
Type
text

CORE-lator Newsletter, April 1960

331509
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE-lator newsletter, number 81 outlining newly formed Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) chapters across the United States, recent arrests and updates about CORE's work across the country. "Letter From A Jailed Student" was written by Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due while s...
Type
text

FAMU News Special, Tallahassee, October 21, 1963

331507
Date
1963-10-21
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
News special relating the sleep-in demonstrations of three FAMU students who were protesting the suspension of fellow students Patricia Stephens Due and Rubin Kenon.
Type
text

Memorandum from CORE Field Director Gordon Carey to Local Contacts and the Advisory Committee, ca. 1960

331535
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memo from CORE discussing sit-in activity in New Orleans during September 1960, starting with the arrest of seven CORE members holding a peaceful sit-in at the Canal Street Woolworth's lunch counter. The memo outlines other arrests in New Orleans and the charges against these activists.
Type
text

"How to Practice Non-Violence" Pamphlet, ca. 1960

331531
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Instructional pamphlet on how to practice non-violence for effective social change and suggested titles for additional literature on non-violence.
Type
text

Fellowship of Reconciliation Flier, ca. 1960

331532
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier from the Fellowship of Reconciliation outlining the mission of the organization and the tactics of non-violence used by the group.
Type
text

News from the Southern Conference Educational Fund, October 6, 1960

331526
Date
1960-10-06
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This leaflet from the Southern Christian Educational Fund provides updates regarding the condition of Richard Parker, a white civil rights activist in Jacksonville whose jaw was broken by segregationists. Parker was unable to eat solid foods during his time in jail, having received poor medical care...
Type
text

Quebec to Cuba Marchers in Florida

326752
Date
1964
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Photographs showing Floridians what to expect when the Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) marchers arrived in Florida.
Type
image

Program for the 19th Annual Inter-Civic Council of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1987

327702
Date
1987-01-16
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The program lists the schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration. Note the litany on the back cover.
Type
text

CORE Rules for Action Pamphlet, ca. 1957

331540
Date
1957
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A pamphlet about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and their principle of non-violent direct action that includes guarantees of the individual to the group and guarantees from the local group to the individual.
Type
text

Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan, 1964

333811
Date
1964-07-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Reports of a Johns Committee investigator who attended a Ku Klux Klan rally and Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting in 1964.
Type
text

CNVA Miami Bulletin, July 1, 1964

326753
Date
1964-07-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Newsletter created by the Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) in Miami that describes events taking plaing during the Quebec to Cuba Walk for Peace (1963-1964). The newsletter outlines specific demonstrations in Key West and ends with information about the Miami chapter of CNVA.
Type
text

This is CORE Pamphlet, ca. 1957

331539
Date
1957
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A pamphlet about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) describing different CORE tactics for non-violent direct action, the principles of CORE, the structure of National CORE, what National CORE does, the structure of local CORE chapters, how someone can join CORE and how CORE is financed.
Type
text

CNVA Miami Bulletin, June 16, 1964

326754
Date
1964-06-16
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Newsletter created by the Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) in Miami that describes events taking plaing during the Quebec to Cuba Walk for Peace (1963-1964). The newsletter outlines specific demonstrations in Key West and Miami and discusses what will happen when the marchers arrive in Cuba. T...
Type
text

"Don't Buy at Shell's City," Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

331512
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier boycotting Shell's City for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. The flier encourages people to write to Shell's City's manager, George McKelvey, so he will change the discriminatory policy.
Type
text

FAMU and Civil Rights, Miami, ca. 1963

331515
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A Miami CORE flier describing demonstrations in Tallahassee in which Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) students were arrested and released on bail. Two FAMU students, Patricia Stephens Due and Rubin Kennon, were suspended as a result. The flie...
Type
text

Advertisement for Congress of Racial Equality's Jazz Album, ca.1960

331520
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising CORE's all-star jazz 2-record album for half the price. Proceeds from sales help the CORE treasury to help bail out jailed demonstrators, conduct CORE workshops and organize African-American voter registration drives.
Type
text

Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

331519
Date
1960-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A booklet published by the Congress of Racial Equality with an introduction by Lillian Smith. It consists of six stories written by young people involved with sit-ins and other non-violent demonstrations across the United States. Patricia Stephens Due, a Tallahassee civil rights activist who was jai...
Type
text

"A Song for Tallahassee CORE" by Jeff Poland, ca. 1960

329144
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Lyrics to a Tallahassee CORE protest song for picket lines written by Florida civil rights activist Jeff Poland.
Type
text

"Why Buy at Shell's City Supermarket?" Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

331513
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier boycotting Shell's City for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. Eighteen white and African-American demonstrators were arrested at Shell's City as a result of a sit-in. The flier encourages people to write to Shell's City's manager, George McKelvey, so he will drop the ch...
Type
text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Lunch Counter Demonstrations, December 8, 1960

331523
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memo from CORE outlining locations of recent demonstrations against lunch counter segregation across the South.
Type
text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Cities with New Lunch Counters, December 8, 1960

331524
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE memo reporting the cities in the United States where new lunch counters have opened since February 1, 1960. A total of 126 lunch counters opened.
Type
text

"Suggestions for CORE Pickets," Memorandum, February 26, 1960

331536
Date
1960-02-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet with guidelines for how to carry out CORE pickets; how to present oneself at the demonstration; how to engage with the public; and outlining the purpose of picketing.
Type
text

Governor Charlie Crist's Clemency Board Notes on the Restoration of Felon Civil Rights, 2007

333851
Date
2007-04-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
These notes (two pages) were created by Governor Charlie Crist during the April 5, 2007, meeting of the Executive Clemency Board. They reveal the governor's thoughts and arguments regarding the change in the Board's rules.
Type
text

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