Humble Appeal for the Kneeling Slave

212334
Date
1850
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Six stanza poem.
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Announcement of a slave auction in Jacksonville, 1856

212335
Date
1856-02-08
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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

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

212340
Date
1956
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text

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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text

Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor Sholtz, 1934

324341
Date
1934-10-30
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Description
Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
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text

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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text

Telegram from Jessie Daniel Ames to Governor Sholtz, 1934

324343
Date
1934-01-30
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Telegram to Governor Sholtz on the lynching in Tampa from Jessie Daniel Ames
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Letter from NAACP to Governor Sholtz on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna, 1934

324344
Date
1934-11-22
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Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
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text

Flier from Political Digest, Lynching Special Extra Vol. 6 No. 18, 1934

324345
Date
1934-11-02
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Description
Black newspaper's political reaction to the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna and lynching epidemic in the South.
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text

Telegram from Walter White to Governor Sholtz on imminent lynching of Claude Neal, 1934

324346
Date
1934-10-26
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Description
Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor David Sholtz informing him of imminent lynching of Claude Neal in Greenwood, 1934
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Letter from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Sholtz Regarding the Lynching of Claude Neal, 1934

324347
Date
1934-10-30
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Description
Letter to Governor Sholtz regarding Florida lynchings.
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text

Letter from John J. Blair to Judge Leo Luke Fabisinski Regarding Virgil Hawkins Case, June 12, 1956

333645
Date
1956-06-12
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Description
Letter from John J. Blair, a member of Governor LeRoy Collins' Advisory Committee on Race Relations, to Judge Leo Luke Fabisinski, another member of the committee. The letter provides a timeline of events in the case of Virgil Hawkins, an African American man seeking admission to the law school at t...
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text

Letter from the Mayor and Commissioners of Delray Beach to Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding the Integration of Municipal Beach Facilities - May 26, 1956

333648
Date
1956-05-26
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Letter from Mayor Mike Yargates and the City Commissioners of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County, asking the governor to consider using state funds to purchase a minimum of 500 feet of beach frontage with which to build a segregated beach facility for African Americans. There had been, according to t...
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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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Description
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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Description
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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text

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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Description
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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Letter from Catherine E. Strong to LeRoy Collins Describing Racial Tensions in Delray Beach - June 7, 1956

333652
Date
1956-06-07
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Description
City commissioner and vice-mayor Catherine E. Strong writes to Governor LeRoy Collins, relating the latest in a series of events stemming from a dispute between whites and African Americans living in Delray Beach. Following an attempt by African American citizens of Delray Beach to integrate the mun...
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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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Description
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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Statement by Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding Segregation, November 19, 1956

333646
Date
1956-11-19
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Description
Statement by Governor LeRoy Collins regarding segregation in Florida. Governor Collins says the "customs and traditions" of segregation are deeply rooted in Southern society and "hearts and minds" cannot be coerced to support integration or segregation through Supreme Court orders or the tactics of ...
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text

Letter from James A. Wright to Francis P. Whitehair Regarding Segregation and the New York Giants, June 12, 1956

333647
Date
1956-06-12
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Description
Letter from private citizen James A. Wright to Francis Preston Whitehair calling his attention to the attitudes of several DeLand city council members toward the New York Giants building seasonal housing for both black and white members of their team and staff. Wright expresses his concern that the ...
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text

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