"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

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

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

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

Mother escorts her two daughters to Orchard Villa School

4534
Date
1959
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR05173

"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

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

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

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

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

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

Close-up view showing CORE member during sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee.

274115
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02542

Close-up view showing CORE member during sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee.

274116
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02541

CORE members during sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee.

274117
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02540

CORE members during sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee.

274118
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02539

CORE members during sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee.

274119
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02538

CORE members during sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee.

274120
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02537

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

Flier for Jackie Robinson's Appearance at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Miami on September 1, 1960

331240
Date
1960-09-01
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Flier for a Miami event at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church with Jackie Robinson speaking in honor of the CORE members jailed for civil disobedience at lunch counters.
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

"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

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

Fort Lauderdale Wade-In Demonstrations

260498
Date
July 1961
Collection
Blog Posts

Minutes from a Tallahassee Action Group, ca. 1960

331528
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Minutes from a Tallahassee action group discussing what happened in December, including the resignation of George Brown as chairman of the group. Reverend J. S. Johnson automatically assumed chairmanship.
Type
text

Sit-in at a Miami diner.

4525
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR05162

James Farmer, national director of CORE - Tallahassee, Florida

39013
Date
1964
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC17746

CORE members at the Florida Theatre in Tallahassee.

272709
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02176A

CORE members at the Florida Theatre in Tallahassee.

272708
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02176B

CORE members at the Florida Theatre in Tallahassee.

272707
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02176C

Photographer watching CORE members during demonstration at the Florida Theatre in Tallahassee.

272706
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02176D

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