The Core of the Matter Newsletter, May 25, 1961

326749
Date
1961-05-25
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A newsletter published jointly by the Inter Civic Council, Inc., Tallahassee NAACP, and The Tallahassee CORE (Congress on Racial Equality) about civil rights acitivites happening around Tallahassee. The text includes information about hunger strikes and boycotts taking place locally. At the end of t...
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text

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

A Study of Negro Life in Tampa, Typescript, 1927

326639
Date
1927
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Typescript report addressing the living conditions of the growing African-American population in Tampa. Areas covered include housing, sanitation, health, recreation, social and corrective agencies, employment, churches, schools, business and professions, fraternal organizations and recommendations....
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text

Promotional Brochure for the Lewis Turpentine Still and Plantation in Brooksville, Fla.

326641
Date
1930
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Description
Promotional brochure for the Lewis Tupentine Still and Plantation, "A phase of Old South life never before presented to the public."
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image

Letter to Governor Graham from Billie Wills opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild Miami after 1980 Riots

326668
Date
1980-05-23
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Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Billie H. Wills of Miami opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild the city after the 1980 Miami Riots.
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text

Letter to Governor Graham from Verdell Jenkins decrying the verdict of the McDuffie case

326669
Date
1980-05-22
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Letter to Governor Bob from Miami resident Verdell Jenkins decrying the verdict of the McDuffie case.
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text

Letter to Governor Graham and U.S. Senator Russell in reaction to 1980 Miami Riots

326670
Date
1980-05-20
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Letter to Governor Bob Graham and U.S. Senator Russell Long from Louisiana man E. AL Robinson criticizing the Florida National Guard for not taking forceful enough action during Miami Riots. Robinson digresses into an racist, anti-semitic rant calling the riots part of "Negro Savage War."
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text

Letter to Governor Graham from Marlene Baker opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild Miami after 1980 Riots

326671
Date
1980-05-23
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Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Ft. Lauderdale resident Marlene J. Baker opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild the city after the 1980 Miami Riots.
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text

Letter to Governor Graham from Ruth Olmar opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild Miami after 1980 Riots

326672
Date
1980-05-23
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Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Miami resident Ruth Olmar opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild the city after the 1980 Miami Riots.
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Letter to Governor Graham from Maureen Ruland expressing sadness about the verdict in the McDuffie case

326673
Date
1980-05-22
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Letter to Governor Graham from a 12-year-old Maureen Ruland of Ft. Lauderdale expressing her sadness about the verdict in the McDuffie case and other instances of racial injustice she has witnessed.
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text

Letter to Governor Graham from Carol Owen decrying the verdict of the McDuffie Case

326674
Date
1980-05-18
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Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Miami resident Carol Owen decrying the verdict of the McDuffie Case and calling for State Attorney Janet Reno to reopen and retry the case.
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Letter to Governor Graham from Elizabeth Adams decrying the verdict of the McDuffie Case

326675
Date
1980-05-23
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Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Jacksonville resident Elizabeth Yordan Adams decrying the verdict of the McDuffie case and calling for a state investigation.
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Letter to Governor Graham from George Adams about the 1980 Miami Riots

326676
Date
1980-05-22
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Description
Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Ft. Lauderdale resident George Adams expressing intense hostility and disapproval of Graham's display of public sympathy toward Miami's black community in the wake of 1980 Miami Riots. "In all my life I never heard such stupidity and groveling to the Blacks by a co...
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text

Telegram to Governor Graham comparing Florida to Apartheid South Africa in the wake of the 1980 Miami Riots

326677
Date
1980-05-22
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Telegram to Governor Bob Graham from Oceanside, California, resident A. W. Kirkpatrick comparing Florida to Apartheid South Africa in the wake of the 1980 Miami Riots.
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text

Telegram to Governor Graham from Roy Davis opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild Miami after 1980 Riots

326678
Date
1980-05-24
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Telegram to Governor Bob Graham from small business owner and Tampa resident Roy G. Davis opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild the city after the 1980 Miami Riots.
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Telegram to Governor Graham from Joseph Husta opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild Miami after 1980 Riots

326679
Date
1980-05-23
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Telegram to Governor Bob Graham from Miami resident Joseph Husta opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild the city after the 1980 Miami Riots. 
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Telegram to Governor Graham from Anne Hartzell opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild Miami after 1980 Riots

326680
Date
1980-05-24
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Telegram to Governor Bob Graham from white Dade County resident Anne B. Hartzell opposing proposed 1 cent sales tax increase to rebuild the city after the 1980 Miami Riots. "Maybe it's time we whites retalliate."
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Letter to Governor Graham from Theo and Eleanor Baillet expressing disapproval of 1980 Miami Riots

326681
Date
1980-05-19
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Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Coral Springs residents Theo R. Baillet and Eleanor Baillet accusing the governor and the media of "excusing" the causes of the 1980 Miami Riots instead of expressing "the vigorous condemnation that is needed."
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Letter to Governor Graham from Kathleen Feldman calling for the removal of State Attorney Janet Reno following McDuffie verdict

326682
Date
1980-05-20
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Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Hialeah resident Kathleen Feldman calling for the removal of State Attorney Janet Reno in the wake of the McDuffie verdict in Miami. 
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text

Letter to Governor Graham from Earl Planty calling for the removal of State Attorney Janet Reno following McDuffie verdict

326683
Date
1980-05-22
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Description
Letter to Governor Bob Graham from Coral Springs resident and director of Senior Seminar General Management Earl Planty calling for the removal of State Attorney Janet Reno in the wake of the McDuffie verdict in Miami. 
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text

Kloran, Association of Florida Ku Klux Klans, 1954

326755
Date
1954
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Description
Handbook of the Ku Klux Klan
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Ideals of the Florida Ku Klux Klan, ca. 1950s

326756
Date
1950
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Description
Handbook describing the character of the KKK and their ideals about race, Christianity, citizenship and patriotism.
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text

Document regarding Investigation of "Radio Free Dixie" Weekly Radio Program

326758
Date
1960s
Collection
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Description
A statement requesting approval to investigate the weekly radio program "Radio Free Dixie" to determine the program's effects on Florida's African-American population.
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text

Contract for Sale of Slaves

327675
Date
1851-08-29
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Description
This 1851 document transferred legal ownership of 35 slaves from Cary Whitaker of Halifax County, North Carolina, to Frederick R. Cotten of Leon County, Florida.
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text

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

329088
Date
1889-11-05
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Description
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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text

Letter from retired police officer Frank Elsin to Governor Bob Graham, May 23, 1980

329089
Date
1980-05-23
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Description
Letter from retired police officer Frank Elsin to Governor Bob Graham expressing his "disgust" with the Arthur McDuffie verdict and the resulting riots in Miami.
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text

Press release announcing the Dade County Public Safety Department's Homicide Section and the State Attorney's joint investigation into the death of Arthur McDuffie, December 26, 1979

329090
Date
1979-12-26
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Description
Press release announcing the Dade County Public Safety Department's Homicide Section and the State Attorney's joint investigation into the death of Arthur McDuffie, December 26 and 28, 1979. Discusses the latest details of the case and announces the subsequent leave and charges of four police office...
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text

Report of Governor's Dade County Citizens Committee, October 30, 1980

329091
Date
1980-10-30
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Description
Report of Governor Bob Graham's Dade County Citizens Committee. The committee was formed in the wake of the May 1980 riot in Miami. The report provides information about social problems and the handling of several high-profile incidences in Miami including poverty, labor conditions, housing, illiter...
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text

Diary of Elizabeth L. Taylor, ca. 1860s

329095
Date
1860
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Description
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

Sallie Bradford Slave Register, 1860 -1876

329096
Date
1860
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Description
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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text

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