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

212340
Date
1956
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Election reminder from the Tallahassee Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1960

297311
Date
1960
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Flier from the Tallahassee Junior Chamber of Commerce reminding Tallahassee citizens that an election would be held February 23, 1960 to ratify the Urban Renewal Act. The flier lists the precinct sites at that time, which were located at the Florida Electric Company, Lafayette Park Community Center,...
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text

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, May 25, 1961

326749
Date
1961-05-25
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Description
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

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

326758
Date
1960s
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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

Crawfordville High School Student Newspaper Featuring Essays on "The Segregation Issue," May 1954

329098
Date
1954-05
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This student newspaper contains student reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board ruling earlier that month, which declared segregated school unconstitutional. Reactions range from outright opposition to tempered acceptance of the ruling. Segregation essays appear on the first and last p...
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text

"A Song for Tallahassee CORE" by Jeff Poland, ca. 1960

329144
Date
1960
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Lyrics to a Tallahassee CORE protest song for picket lines written by Florida civil rights activist Jeff Poland.
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Program for the Conference on Faculty Desegregation, 1966

329158
Date
1966-05-26
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Description
This program lists the schedule of events for the FEA/FSTA joint conference on faculty desegregation in Florida.
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text

Program for the Florida Education Association Desegregation Workshop, 1967

329159
Date
1967-07-31
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This program lists the schedule of events for the FEA workshop on school desegregation
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text

New Release from Governor Claude Kirk about Respecting Memory of Martin Luther King Jr., 1968

332197
Date
1968-04-05
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New release from Governor Claude Kirk asking Floridians to display flags at half-mast from April 5-7, 1968, in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
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text

New Release Including Florida's Response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination, 1968

332196
Date
1968-04-09
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New release describing how Floridians and other Americans responded to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and information about King's funeral and who was attending. There is also other Florida news about Governor Claude Kirk being sued by J. A. Maloney; Floridians fighting in the Vietnam W...
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Program for the Groundbreaking of the R.A. Gray Building In Tallahassee, 1973

331432
Date
1973-11-07
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text

Letter from James R. Robinson to Lottie Houston and Marion Hamilton, April 3, 1960

331502
Date
1960-04-03
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Letter from James R. Robinson, executive secretary of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), to Lottie Houston and Marion Hamilton, the mother and stepfather of Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, detailing the importance of the sisters' activism, explaining his time in jail and providing clippings ab...
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Memo from Carl Braden to the Tallahassee Educational Committee, October 19, 1960

331503
Date
1960-10-19
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Memo from Carl Braden of the Southern Conference Educational Fund to the Tallahassee Educational Committee regarding the imprisonment of Richard F. Parker, a white activist, and requesting members in Tallahassee speak to Governor LeRoy Collins about releasing Parker from jail.
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"Facts About the Community Relations Service" Brochure, August 1964

331504
Date
1964-08
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Description
Brochure outlining the responsibilities and mission of the Community Relations Service (CRS).
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text

Nonviolence in Theory and in Action, Congress of Racial Equality, Miami, 1960

331505
Date
1960
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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.
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text

Report on Educational Situation in Leon County from Patricia Stephens Due, May 16, 1967

331506
Date
1967-05-16
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Description
Report from Patricia Stephens Due to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund relating her efforts to encourage African-American families in Leon County, Florida, to sign their children up to attend white schools. She also writes about the challenges she faced during this process. The report cov...
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FAMU News Special, Tallahassee, October 21, 1963

331507
Date
1963-10-21
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Description
News special relating the sleep-in demonstrations of three FAMU students who were protesting the suspension of fellow students Patricia Stephens Due and Rubin Kenon.
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Miami Interracial Action Institute Summary and Evaluation, 1959

331508
Date
1959
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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...
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text

CORE-lator Newsletter, April 1960

331509
Date
1960-04
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Description
CORE-lator newsletter, number 81 outlining newly formed Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) chapters across the United States, recent arrests and updates about CORE's work across the country. "Letter From A Jailed Student" was written by Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due while s...
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text

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, Tallahassee, July 1963

331510
Date
1963-07
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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...
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CORE Press Release About Five Jailed Student Leaders Receiving Gandhi Award, June 29, 1960

331511
Date
1960-06-29
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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.
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text

"Don't Buy at Shell's City," Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

331512
Date
1960
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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.
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"Why Buy at Shell's City Supermarket?" Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

331513
Date
1960
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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...
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text

Florida Free Press Newsletter, November 20, 1964

331514
Date
1964-11-20
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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.
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FAMU and Civil Rights, Miami, ca. 1963

331515
Date
1963
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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...
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text

ERA Depends Upon YOU The Individual Program, Miami, November 13, 1976

331516
Date
1976-11-13
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Selected Documents
Description
Program for the ERA Miami workshop held by ERA America.
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text

N.A.A.C.P. Mass Meeting for "Freedom Now" Flier, June 5, 1960

331517
Date
1960-06-05
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Selected Documents
Description
A flier for an NAACP meeting with speakers Ezell Blair Jr., Patricia Stephens and Bernard Lee. The topic was "Freedom Now" and each speaker was actively participating in the civil rights movement at the time. Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens was to speak about her experience servi...
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text

SGA Newsletter, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, March 22, 1960

331518
Date
1960-03-22
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Description
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)'s SGA newsletter, volume 1, number 5 with a letter from Clement Carney, who was in jail following a sit-in at Woolworth's in Tallahassee. The seven other jailed students are listed in the newsletter and FAMU's students are asked to write them let...
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text

Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

331519
Date
1960-05
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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...
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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.
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text

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