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’ 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

"How Florida Slept," a report on the development of the Florida statewide teacher's strike, 1968

329092
Date
1968
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This report provides a detailed timeline of the political factors that drove the Florida Education Association to organize a statewide teacher strike in 1968, as well as a timeline of the actual strike and its aftermath.
Type
text

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

Resolution from the Florida State University Faculty Senate Regarding the Teacher Strike, 1968

329114
Date
1968-02-21
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
FSU Faculty Senate Resolution expressing solidarity with striking teachers. "Recommends that each member of the faculty make a financial contribution to the Teacher Support Fund."
Type
text

Statement to the Press by Florida Education Association Executive Secretary Phil Constans, Jr. on the First Day of the Florida Statewide Teachers' Strike, 1968

329099
Date
1968-02-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This press release discusses the first day of the 35,000-teacher walkout in Florida on February 19, 1968. Provides information about conditions in Escambia, Palm Beach and Orange counties on first day of the 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

Letter to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from Concerned Citizen Reacting to Press Coverage of Teachers' Strike, 1968

329133
Date
1968-05-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
J.W. Kellog writing to Christian about strike: "If you do try to force thisunion stuff on us you will never get any elected job again."
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

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