Southern Conference Education Fund Report on Hearing by Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, February 15, 1961

331530
Date
1961-02-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Press release detailing a hearing by the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee (Johns Committee). The press release discusses how the committee planted spies to uncover the nature of the work of the Southern Conference Educational Fund and the integration movement.
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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...
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"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...
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text

Telegram to Governor LeRoy Collins from the Inter Civic Council of Tallahassee, 1956

333806
Date
1956-09-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Telegram from the Inter Civic Council of Tallahassee to Governor LeRoy Collins regarding the Tallahassee Bus Boycott which lasted from May 26, 1956, until the following year. The telegram was informing the governor that black residents were being removed from their homes and questioned about their p...
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News Release Including Florida's Response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination, 1968

332196
Date
1968-04-09
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Selected Documents
Description
News 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 ...
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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...
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text

CORE-lator Newsletter, April 1960

331509
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
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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CORE Press Release About Five Jailed Student Leaders Receiving Gandhi Award, 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.
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Election reminder from the Tallahassee Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1960

297311
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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

Program for the Conference on Faculty Desegregation, 1966

329158
Date
1966-05-26
Collection
Selected Documents
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
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This program lists the schedule of events for the FEA workshop on school desegregation
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Letter from John J. Blair to Judge Leo Luke Fabisinski Regarding Virgil Hawkins Case, June 12, 1956

333645
Date
1956-06-12
Collection
Selected Documents
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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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
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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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text

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

333652
Date
1956-06-07
Collection
Selected Documents
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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Memorandum from CORE, Report of Cities with New Lunch Counters, December 8, 1960

331524
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE memo reporting the cities in the United States where new lunch counters have opened since February 1, 1960. A total of 126 lunch counters opened.
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text

FAMU News Special, Tallahassee, October 21, 1963

331507
Date
1963-10-21
Collection
Selected Documents
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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Fellowship of Reconciliation Flier, ca. 1960

331532
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier from the Fellowship of Reconciliation outlining the mission of the organization and the tactics of non-violence used by the group.
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text

CORE National Council Meeting Flier, February 11 and 12, 1961

331522
Date
1961-02-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier detailing the mission and purpose of upcoming CORE National Council meeting in Lexington, Kentucky.
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text

News from the Southern Conference Education Fund, October 27, 1960

331525
Date
1960-10-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
News from the Southern Conference Educational Fund in Louisville, Kentucky, updating the status of Richard Frank Parker, a white student imprisoned in Jacksonville during a sit-in demonstration. He received a lot of attention nationwide because his jaw was broken "when he was hit by a segregationist...
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text

Memo from Gordon R. Carey to Local CORE Groups, December 7, 1960

331533
Date
1960-12-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memo from CORE Field Director Gordon R. Carey to local CORE groups concerning desegregation of bus terminal restaurants. He discusses activity of select CORE field secretaries, including Jim McCain, Thomas Gaither, Genevieve Hughes and Richard Haley.
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Memorandum from Charles R. Oldham to CORE Group Leaders and Students, December 15, 1960

331534
Date
1960-12-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE memo from Charles R. Oldham, national chairman, discussing white sit-in demonstrator Richard Parker being arrested during a picket line at McCrory's in Tallahassee; information about discrimination in Tennessee by local distributors of Wonderbread and Sealtest Milk against African-American regi...
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Report on Educational Situation in Leon County from Patricia Stephens Due, May 16, 1967

331506
Date
1967-05-16
Collection
Selected Documents
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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text

Letter from R. B. Garrett to Mary E. Rustam, October 28, 1960

331538
Date
1960-10-28
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from R. B. Garrett of the Bradley University Department of Sociology to Mary E. Rustam discussing the possibility of Richard F. Parker attending Roosevelt University as a race relations major. Bradley is a white college student who was arrested during a sit-in in Jacksonville.
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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
Collection
Selected Documents
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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News from the Southern Conference Educational Fund, October 6, 1960

331526
Date
1960-10-06
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This leaflet from the Southern Christian Educational Fund provides updates regarding the condition of Richard Parker, a white civil rights activist in Jacksonville whose jaw was broken by segregationists. Parker was unable to eat solid foods during his time in jail, having received poor medical care...
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text

Memorandum from CORE Field Director Gordon Carey to Local Contacts and the Advisory Committee, ca. 1960

331535
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memo from CORE discussing sit-in activity in New Orleans during September 1960, starting with the arrest of seven CORE members holding a peaceful sit-in at the Canal Street Woolworth's lunch counter. The memo outlines other arrests in New Orleans and the charges against these activists.
Type
text

Memo from Carl Braden to the Tallahassee Educational Committee, October 19, 1960

331503
Date
1960-10-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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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text

Program for the Groundbreaking of the R.A. Gray Building In Tallahassee, 1973

331432
Date
1973-11-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

The United States Recognizes the Swastika Flag as the Official Flag of Germany, 1935

333856
Date
1935-09-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull to Florida Governor David Sholtz stating that the German government has informed the United States that the swastika is Germany's official and only national flag. Previously, Germany had two national flags, the swastika flag and a tricolor flag of bla...
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text

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, May 25, 1961

326749
Date
1961-05-25
Collection
Selected Documents
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

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