The Civil Rights Movement in Florida

259751
Date
1950 1960 1970
Collection
Classroom
Description
This unit introduces major themes, events, and individuals in the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida using primary sources from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

John Buckley Collection

246111
Date
1969-1976

Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights

253194
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. LeRoy Collins reflects on the civil rights movement in an interview with a WFSU-TV reporter. He states that during his tenure as governor he felt that change had to come peacefully in order to be effective. He comments that his experiences with civil rights leaders and as Commissioner of the Co...
Video Details
8:35; color; sound, V-239 BA334; S.1239

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253452
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:34; b&w; sound; V-183 AA318; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers suggests that the civil rights movement should purge its black militant factions, citing activist Stokely Carmichael specifically. He comments on James Meredith's demands for blacks to "take the law into their own hands" to enact change. The segment also deals briefly with the r...

Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

253195
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Collins remarks on his relationship with the Rev. C.K. Steele and on Steele's efforts in the civil rights struggle. Gov. Collins discusses his own personal growth and changes in his philosophy concerning issues of race as a result of close involvement in the civil rights movement. There are a f...
Video Details
10:00; color; sound, V-239 BA356; S.1239

REVEREND C.K. STEELE

253530
Date
late 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:35; color; sound; V-129 BA 214; S.1239
Description
This is an interview with civil rights activist the Rev. Steele at his home in Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.

Black History Month Resources

328170
Collection
Classroom
Description
February is officially designated as Black History Month. This list features resources for African-American history from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.
Type
dataset

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #18

253068
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:44; b&w; silent; V-136
Description
This is raw footage of film #249 (FHP#13). It includes some scenes not shown in 465, but has no sound. The film quality is poor.

REVEREND C. K. STEELE (Part II)

253532
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:49; color; sound; V-129 BA210; S.1239
Description
This film shows an interview with Professor Theodore Hemingway, followed by an interview with the Rev. Steele at his home. There are scenes from a 1978 banquet for Steele during which Jesse Jackson speaks. Produced by WFSU-TV.

REVEREND C. K. STEELE (Part III)

253533
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:10; color; sound; V-129 BA211; S.1239
Description
The Rev. Steele is introduced at a banquet dinner by Hosea Williams. Most of the film is the introduction, followed by a short speech by Steele. Produced by WFSU-TV.

St. Augustine Wade-In Demonstrations (June 25, 1964)

259741
Date
June 25, 1964
Collection
Blog Posts

People active in the civil rights movement - Tallahassee, Florida

155122
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N047214

FSU Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Integration

252642
Date
1962 2012
Collection
Blog Posts

Dr. James Hudson and Dr. Millicent C. Williams - Tallahassee, Florida

155136
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N047228

Patricia Stephens Due (December 9, 1939 - February 7, 2012)

252654
Date
February 7, 2012 December 9, 1939
Collection
Blog Posts

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

326758
Date
1960s
Collection
Selected Documents
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.
Type
text

Postcard from "Adelaide," ca. 1960

331261
Date
1960
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Greeting card from Adelaide [surname illegible] to an unspecified recipient.
Type
text

"Suggestions for CORE Pickets," Memorandum, February 26, 1960

331536
Date
1960-02-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet with guidelines for how to carry out CORE pickets; how to present oneself at the demonstration; how to engage with the public; and outlining the purpose of picketing.
Type
text

Letter from "Harvey" to Priscilla Stephens, April 22, 1960

331152
Date
1960-04-22
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from "Harvey" to Priscilla Stephens telling her she's not alone.
Type
text

Easter Greeting Card from "Lois," ca. 1960

331260
Date
1960
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Easter greeting card from "Lois" to an unspecified recipient.
Type
text

Angela Davis

232439
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
Civil rights leader Angela Davis speaks at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University's Black History Month convocation. Her remarks include statements on human rights, political prisoners, apartheid, education, health care, black poverty and the civil rights movement. There are several edits ...
Video Details
20:46; color; sound; DA095

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253450
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:40; b&w; sound; V-180 AA284; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the proposed civil rights bill. He mentions amendments that require states to obey federal court orders including those on desegregation. He also mentions amendments protecting voting rights. Smathers states that he will not vote for the civil rights bill and does no...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253453
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:41; b&w; sound; V-183 AA323; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the civil rights bill. He states that further civil rights legislation is futile, and that change will only come when people decide to think and act differently. He remarks on the recent attack by protesters on Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta. He comments specifically o...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION/ CUBA & US RELATIONS

253454
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-180 AA287; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments briefly on the tax cut and civil rights bills. He comments on prohibiting trade with Cuba and the possibility of employing Miami Cuban exiles at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RECESSION/TAXES/VIETNAM

253484
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA327; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers responds to former President Truman's warning of an upcoming recession. He recommends suspending the Investment Tax Credit to help fund Vietnam War expenses. The segment ends with brief remarks on the open housing portion of the civil rights bill. Produced by the Senate Recordin...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH

253498
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-181 AA294; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the need for a test ban treaty to preserve the world's environment from further nuclear weapons tests. The senator also comments on the upcoming civil rights march on Washington. Finally, Smathers discusses the possibility of a nationwide railroad strike. Produced by...

Theologian and author, Dr. Howard Thurman - Daytona Beach, Florida.

877
Date
196-?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00904

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