Senator George Smathers Reports - Civil Rights

253451
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:33; b&w; sound; V-182 AA307; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains his decision to stop attending the White House breakfast meetings while discussions on the civil rights bill continue. He also details the methods that the Southern senators will employ to stall talks on civil rights legislation. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios...

A. Philip Randolph and the March on Washington

295121
Date
2013-08-28
Collection
Blog Posts

Primary Source Sets

299304
Collection
Classroom
Description
These primary source sets contain documents and photos arranged by topic that teachers can use in their lesson plans. Each set is accompanied by a teacher’s guide containing historical context, teaching suggestions, and relevant NGSSS and Florida Standards.

Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)

232431
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a church function at which a variety of people speak. The Reverend C.K. Steele is in attendance but does not speak. There is footage of a demonstration outside the Capitol, and an interview with FSU President Bernie Sliger, who talks about Steele receiving his honorary doctorat...
Video Details
11:13; color; sound; BA209

REVEREND C.K. STEELE

253531
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
30:54; color; sound; V-119 DA066; S.1239
Description
This film begins with a demonstration by blacks protesting the shooting of a black man outside Jones' Grocery Store in Tallahassee. The Rev. Steele addresses opponents on the naming of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and the KKK in Tallahassee. There is another demonstration through downtown Tallahasse...

Reverend Hudson - Reverend C.K. Steele Interview

253261
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee discusses the role that church life played in the struggle for desegregation. He comments that the church was the integral element in unifying all the disparate organizations in the civil rights movement and adds additional thoughts on the role...
Video Details
8:30; color; sound, V-239 BA333; S.1239

Patricia Stephens Due with others at dedication ceremony.

296231
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DUE027

Letter to FSU President Doak Campbell in Opposition to his Decision to Expel John Boardman, 1957

325051
Date
1957-01-29
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"An Unhappy Student" wrote a letter to FSU President Doak Campbell that expresses opposition to the president's decision to expel FSU student John Boardman.
Type
text

Rev. C.K. Steele, Gov. LeRoy Collins, and the 1956 Bus Boycott

246059
Date
1956-09-28
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, the Reverend C.K. Steele (1914-1980) came to Tallahassee in the early 1950s to serve as pastor for the Bethel Baptist Church. Steele became the most recognizable figure in the Tallahassee civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. After the success of the 195...
Type
text

Letter from FSU President Doak Campbell Addressed to Expelled Student John Boardman, 1957

325047
Date
1957-02-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from FSU President Doak Campbell to John Boardman regarding Boardman's expulsion from the university dated February 8, 1957.
Type
text

Statement from State Board of Control, 1957

325045
Date
1957-01-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Statement given by State Board of Control discouraging student participation in civil rights demonstrations dated January 22, 1957.
Type
text

Telefax Supporting FSU President Doak Campbell's Decision to Expel Student John Boardman, 1957

325050
Date
1957-01-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Teacher Mrs. Roy A. Patton sent a Western Union Telefax supporting FSU President Doak Campbell's decision to uphold the suspension of student John Boardman.
Type
text

Letter to FSU President Doak Campbell Opposing his Decision to Expel John Boardman, 1957

325053
Date
1957-02-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Victor G. Backus, director of the news bureau at Fisk University, to FSU President Doak Campbell expressing his opinion regarding the president's decision to expel student John Boardman.
Type
text

Letter to FSU President Doak Campbell Praising his Decision to Expel John Boardman, 1957

325054
Date
1957-01-29
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from E. Clyde Vining, attorney, commending FSu President Doak Campbell regarding his decision to expel student John Boardman.
Type
text

Letter to FSU President Doak Campbell Expressing Opposition to the Expulsion of John Boardman, 1957

325055
Date
1957-01-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Bradley Canon to FSU President Doak Campbell regarding the president's decision to expel student John Boardman.
Type
text

Letter to FSU President Expressing Appreciation Regarding John Boardman's Expulsion, 1957

325056
Date
1957-01-30
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Hector Fuente, vice president of the Dade County Property Owners Association, praising FSU President Doak Campbell's decision to expel student John Boardman.
Type
text

Telefax Expressing Opposition to FSU President Doak Campbell's Decison to Expel John Boardman, 1957

325057
Date
1957
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from the Morehouse College Students Association encouraging FSU President Doak Campbell to reconsider his decision to expel student John Boardman.
Type
text

Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"

232428
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
The program starts with Collins talking about his loss in the 1968 Senate race, and the relation of that loss to the civil rights issue. Moves on to footage of Collins in the woods with a group of children discussing Kipling's poem "If." The film then moves to the 1960 Democratic Convention. Collins...
Video Details
19:50; color & B&W; sound; V-146

St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations

232403
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides extensive footage of the St. Augustine civil rights demonstrations. It shows demonstrations by blacks on the beach in St. Augustine, counter demonstrations by whites, speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Farris Bryant, and speeches by segregationists such as Re...
Video Details
26:00; B&W; sound; V-157

Parent Option/Bailey-Ervin Plan

253377
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
The Bailey-Ervin plan was an anti-integration proposal put together by State Superintendent Tom Bailey and Attorney General Richard Ervin. The plan was intended to encompass the two ideologies of segregation and free public schools. In this broadcast by WTBT-TV, John Evans interviews the two men. Er...
Video Details
12:10; b&w; sound; V-151 S. 828

School Desegregation

253433
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Reubin Askew makes a televised statement on bussing in the public school desegregation issue. President Jimmy Carter, while still governor of Georgia, speaks briefly on legislation to extend voting rights to 18-year-old citizens of Georgia. There is silent footage of the Florida Legislature in ...
Video Details
6:50; color; silent and sound; V-206 RW#10

Gov. Farris Bryant Addresses Senate Commerce Committee

232423
Date
July 30, 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Bryant addresses the Senate Commerce Committee in Washington concerning Senate Bill 1732 on rights and interstate busing. Bryant argues for the rights of property owners to discriminate against customers, that if customers have the right to choose which businesses they will use, then busine...
Video Details
12:30; B&W; sound; BA151

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

212340
Date
1956
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

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

329098
Date
1954-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

Tallahassee CORE Flier (July 1963)

295152
Date
2014-02-26
Collection
Blog Posts

Letter from Association of Citizens Councils of Florida to Board of Control, Florida State University, 1957

325048
Date
1957-01-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Homer T. Barrs of the Association of Citizens Councils of Florida to the Board of Control at Florida State University encouraging the board to take action against students of state-supported institutions of higher learning participating in civil rights acitivities in Tallahassee.
Type
text

Letter to FSU President Doak Campbell Congratulating his Decision to Expel John Boardman, 1957

325052
Date
1957-01-28
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Dean Boggs of the Duval County Federation for Constitutional Government addressed to FSU President Doak Campbell praising the president's decision to expel student John Boardman.
Type
text

Handwritten Letter to FSU President Doak Campbell Regarding the Dangers of Foreign Students, 1957

325058
Date
1957-01-28
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from "A Foreigner" warning FSU President Doak Campbell about "foreign students."
Type
text

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