Florida Teachers’ Strike of 1968

328705
Collection
Classroom
Description
In February 1968, the state teachers' union, the Florida Education Association (FEA), staged the first statewide teachers strike in the country. The strike occurred in response to Governor Claude Kirk's refusal to meet FEA demands on salary and school budget increases.
Type
dataset

Cartoon Depicting Militancy of Florida's Teachers After the 1968 Teacher Strike, 1968

329100
Date
1968
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This political cartoon depicts a militant image of Florida's teachers after the 1968 strike.
Type
image

Florida teachers displaying protest signs during their walkout

19371
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PT00679

Florida teachers displaying protest signs during their walkout

19372
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PT00680

FEA mascot.

328670
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3129

FEA Executive Secretary Phil Constans with CTD chairman Art Hays.

328647
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3151

NEA Assistant Executive Secretary Cecil Hannan on the phone.

328651
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3147

FEA staff member taking a nap.

328652
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3146

FEA field secretary June Pittenger on the phone.

328653
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3145

FEA field secretary June Pittenger and NEA staff member Larry Sorensen.

328655
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3143

FEA field secretary June Pittenger on the phone.

328658
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3141

FEA lawyers.

328659
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3139

FEA President Dexter Hagman with Executive Secretary Phil Constans at a news conference.

328673
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3126

Former FEA President George Dabbs reading the newspaper with FEA lobbyist Rod Davis.

328648
Date
1967
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3150

Telegram from North Olmstead Ohio Education Association to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Support for FEA Teachers' Strike, 1968

329125
Date
1968-02-17
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Out-of-state support for the FEA-led teachers' strike.
Type
text

Anonymous Note Urging Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian to Not "Sell Out" Over the Teachers' Strike, 1968

329118
Date
1968-02-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Anonymous note urging Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian not to "Sell Out" over the teachers' strike.
Type
text

General Counsel for the Florida Department of Education Rivers Henderson Buford, Jr. in Tallahassee, Florida.

103376
Date
ca 1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DND0781

Teachers crowded into Orlando's Tangerine Bowl.

328667
Date
1967
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3132

Florida Education Association materials.

328669
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3130

Teacher Joan England resignation in Port Orange.

328660
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3138

FEA Executive Secretary Phil Constans delivering speech of encouragement to teachers during "Crisis Sunday".

328672
Date
1967
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3127

FEA Executive Secretary Phil Constans and others offering encouragement to teachers during "Crisis Sunday".

328676
Date
1967
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3120

FEA Executive Secretary Phil Constans posing with retired teachers during "Crisis Sunday".

328678
Date
1967
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3116

FEA officials at a bond burning ceremony.

328671
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3128

Leon County Sheriff's Deputy serving an injunction to FEA lawyer Bill Daniel.

328646
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3152

FEA Executive Secretary Phil Constans holding up a check in front of the Florida Education Association building.

328649
Date
1967
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3149

FEA Executive Secretary Phil Constans with a check for $1000 from the Oklahoma Teacher Emergency Fund.

328650
Date
1967
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3148

FEA Executive Secretary Phil Constans delivering speech at a rally in Orlando's Tangerine Bowl.

328664
Date
1967
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
MSC3135

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