Announcement of a slave auction in Jacksonville, 1856

212335
Date
1856-02-08
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Slave Bill of Sale Between Lemuel Brockett and William Perkins, 1850

339327
Date
1850-12-17
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Recipt for sale of an enslaved girl named Mary. William Perkins purchased the enslaved girl from Lemuel Brockett for the amount of $850.
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text

Slave Bill of Sale Between John Beavans and William Perkins, 1855

339328
Date
1855-01-05
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Receipt for sale of enslaved men named William and Ben. William Perkins purchased the enslaved men from John Beavans for the amount of $2000.
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text

Slave Bill of Sale Between Noah Buford and William Perkins, 1842

339325
Date
1842-11-24
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Receipt for sale of three enslaved girls named Amy, Murrier and Mary. William Perkins purchased the enslaved girls from Noah Buford for the amount of $1150.
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Slave Bill of Sale Between Thomas G. Gaskins and William Perkins, 1850

339329
Date
1850-08-21
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Receipt for sale of an enslaved boy named William and an enslaved girl named Sophia. William Perkins purchased the enslaved boy and girl from Thomas G. Gaskins for the amount of $1200.
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text

Slave Bill of Sale Between Wilson Harrison and William Perkins, 1846

339330
Date
1846-04-20
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Receipt for sale of an enslaved boy named Meck. William Perkins purchased the enslaved boy from Wilson Harrison for the amount of $600.
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text

Slave Bill of Sale Between John B. Elliott and William Perkins, 1858

339331
Date
1858-03-04
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Receipt for sale of an enslaved woman named Jane. William Perkins purchased the enslaved woman from John B. Elliott for the amount of $575.
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Slave Bill of Sale Between George E. Dennis and William Perkins, 1853

339326
Date
1853-09-24
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Receipt for sale of an enslaved woman named Sally, and her five children, Soloman, Catherine, Julia, Andersen and Adeline. William Perkins purchased the enslaved people from George E. Dennis for the amount of $4250.
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Humble Appeal for the Kneeling Slave

212334
Date
1850
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Six stanza poem.
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text

Public notice for a slave sale on June 29, 1842 near Tallahassee

212336
Date
1842
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Announcement with the date and time of a slave sale near Tallahassee by Charles S. Sibley, a Commissioner in Chancery appointed by the Superior Court of the Middle District of Florida. The sale was to take place on a plantation known as the Fauntleroy Place. The slaves are identified by name in the ...
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text

Indenture of John D. Gray, 1841

339350
Date
1841-03-25
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An indenture between John D. Gray and his brother William Gray setting the terms of their agreement and the repayment schedule. John used his ownership of certain property, real and personal, to secure the use of William's cash and the use of some of William's slave labor. The real property was cont...
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Slave Bill of Sale, 1842

318852
Date
1842
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Slave bill of sale resulting from a foreclosure on the mortgage of William Maner of Gadsden County, Florida. Maner had mortgaged three slaves, Joannah, Jeff, and Sarah to the Union Bank. The mortgage was record by the Gadsden County Clerk of Court. Edward C. Cabell and Charles H. Dupont were appoint...
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A Brief View of American Chattelized Humanity, and Its Supports, Pamphlet, 1847

326638
Date
1847
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Pamphlet by abolishionist Johnathan Walker known as the Man with the Branded Hand after he was tried as a slave stealer.
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text

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Pledge Card, 1963

331521
Date
1963
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Mail-in participation pledge for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
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text

Letter from Mary E. Rustam to Richard F. Parker, ca. 1960

331537
Date
1960
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Description
Letter from Mary E. Rustam to Richard F. Parker, a white student who was jailed in a sit-in in Jacksonville, discussing Parker's release from jail and asking if he received materials from Roosevelt University.
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Telegram from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Doyle Carlton Protesting the Use of Black Female Convicts for Carrying and Installing Heavy Posts in Jacksonville, 1932

334170
Date
1932-03-13
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Telegram from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Doyle Carlton protesting the use of black female convicts for installing posts in the streets of Jacksonville.
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text

Sallie Bradford Slave Register, 1860 -1876

329096
Date
1860
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This slave register lists the the names and dates of birth of slaves owned by, and freedmen working for, Thomas A. Bradford, with birth dates ranging from 1802-1876.
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Telegram from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Sholtz, 1934

324342
Date
1934-01-31
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Telegram on the lynching of Robert Johnson in Tampa.
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Diary of Elizabeth L. Taylor, ca. 1860s

329095
Date
1860
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This journal includes the names, ages, and birth and death dates of her children and the enslaved people owned by the Taylor family. She also created a timeline of the movement of her family from North Carolina to Leon County, Florida, and then around North Florida to various plantations.
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text

Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860

336085
Date
1860-11-09
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The 1860 election return for Alachua County which voted overwhelmingly for Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge. He would also win the statewide totals.
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text

Flier announcing meeting of the Ku Klux Klan near Tallahassee, 1956

212340
Date
1956
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Letter from H. C. Bailey to Governor Francis P. Fleming, November 5, 1889

329088
Date
1889-11-05
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Rev. Bailey informs the governor that his life has been threatened after testifying about irregularities in elections being held in Tallahassee. He requests that the governor guarantee his protection.
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Memo Regarding Segregated Bathroom Facilities at Florida Caverns, 1943

331484
Date
1943-05-25
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A memo from J. Clarence Simpson, superintendent at Florida Caverns State Park, regarding the increase in African-American attendence at Florida Caverns and the need for segregated bathroom facilities as a result. There is also a handwritten note, dated May 31, 1943, written by Director of State Park...
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"Don't Buy at Shell's City," Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

331512
Date
1960
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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.
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text

Proposal by the Delray Beach Civic League to Resolve Conflict over Use of Public Beaches - May 26, 1956

333649
Date
1956-05-26
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Proposal submitted by the Delray Beach Civic League for a solution to an ongoing dispute between city authorities of Delray Beach and African American citizens regarding the use of public beaches. The Civic League outlines a plan for a segregated beach facility and swimming pool that meet their need...
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text

Letter from Catherine E. Strong, Vice-Mayor of Delray Beach, to Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding Segregation at Public Beaches - July 3, 1956

333650
Date
1956-07-03
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Letter from Vice-Mayor Catherine E. Strong of Delray beach and Governor LeRoy Collins, describing the outcome of a dispute between city officials and local African American citizens over segregated beach and pool facilities. Strong reports that the city and African American citizens had reached an a...
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Letter from Hendrik J. Berns to LeRoy Collins Regarding Racial Tensions in Delray Beach - June 23, 1956

333651
Date
1956-06-23
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Letter from Miami Herald reporter Hendrik J. Berns to Governor LeRoy Collins, asking Collins to use his influence to calm the racial tensions prevailing at that time in Delray Beach in Palm Beach County. Berns notes that the situation had recently reached a crescendo in which the city commission had...
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Draft Notes Regarding an Agreement Regarding a New "Negro Beach" for Delray Beach, ca. June 1956

333653
Date
1956-06-15
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Notes relating to an agreement between the City Commission of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County and representatives of the African American community in Delray Beach regarding a new "Negro Beach" and swimming pool. This agreement followed an acrimonious dispute over whether to integrate Delray Beach...
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Letter from the Delray Beach Civic League to LeRoy Collins Regarding a Dispute over Segregated Beaches - June 25, 1956

333654
Date
1956-06-25
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Description
Letter from the Delray Beach Civic League to Governor LeRoy Collins, asking him to intervene in a dispute between the City Commission of Delray Beach and the city's African American community regarding segregated beaches. The African American community had recently demanded equal access to the city'...
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text

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

336067
Date
1964-06-26
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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.
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