March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Pledge Card, 1963

331521
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Mail-in participation pledge for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
Type
text

Letter from Mary E. Rustam to Richard F. Parker, ca. 1960

331537
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Mary E. Rustam to Richard F. Parker, a white student who was jailed in a sit-in in Jacksonville, discussing Parker's release from jail and asking if he received materials from Roosevelt University.
Type
text

GOV. LEROY COLLINS INTERVIEW ON REV. C.K. STEELE

253196
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:38; color; sound, V-239 AA435; S.1239
Description
Gov. Collins discusses his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Rev. C.K. Steele and their efforts to help abolish segregation. He mentions his own personal beliefs on the subject, with specific comments pertaining to segregated lunch counters. This footage is a rough final interview edi...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - HUBERT HUMPHREY COMMENTS ON THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL

253469
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:52; b&w; sound; V-181 AA292; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Hubert Humphrey on the civil rights bill. Humphrey declares that the civil rights bill provides a framework by which reasonable men can work out difficulties and is necessary in order to bring into full reality the promises of the US Constitution, particularly th...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TAX BILL/ CIVIL RIGHTS / CUBA

253494
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:48; b&w; sound; V-182 AA304; M89-17
Description
On his television program, Sen. George Smathers explains his role as a Senate Conferee in the Tax Bill Conference and details the features of the tax bill. He also comments on the civil rights bill and his concerns with it, at one point calling it repugnant. He closes the segment with comments on Fi...

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

253497
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-182 AA305; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the public accommodation section of the civil rights bill. He states that the US Constitution protects an individual's right to discriminate on their own property or in their own private business if they so choose. He also details the Test Ban Treaty with Russia and ...

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...

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.
Type
text

St. Augustine Arrest Records, June 30, 1964

332198
Date
1964-06-30
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
St. Augustine's arrest records for June 30, 1964. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name appears on the first page.
Type
text

Letter from Elsie M. Bush to Patricia Stephens, April 5, 1960

331103
Date
1960-04-05
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Elsie M. Bush to Patricia Stephens offering support and stating that the civil rights movement will have far-reaching effects.
Type
text

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

331517
Date
1960-06-05
Collection
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 durin...
Type
text

Letter from James E. Cooper to Patricia or Priscilla Stephens, April 25, 1960

331166
Date
1960-04-25
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from James E. Cooper of New York City to "Miss Stephens" congratulating her on participating in the civil rights movement.
Type
text

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

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 from Bob Straut to Patricia Stephens, April 29, 1960

331195
Date
1960-04-29
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Bob Straut to Priscilla Stephens conveying that students at the University of Rhode Island are aware of her situation and support her endeavor.
Type
text

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

332197
Date
1968-04-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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.
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 Bill Reed Jr. to Patricia or Priscilla Stephens, March 28, 1960

331077
Date
1960-03-28
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Bill Reed Jr. of Chicago to "Miss Stephens" offering aid for their civil rights campaign.
Type
text

Letter from Judy Gordon to Patricia Stephens, April 9, 1960

331112
Date
1960-04-09
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Judy Gordon to Patricia Stephens writing, "Perhaps this is the awakening that so many have needed."
Type
text

Letter from Joanne Candy to Patricia Stephens, April 23, 1960

331156
Date
1960-04-23
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
A letter of encouragement from Joanne Candy to Patricia Stephens asking for more details about the situation.
Type
text

Letter from "Zerbin" to Patricia Stephens, April 20, 1960

331137
Date
1960-04-20
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from "Zerbin" to Patricia Stephens telling her that her actions are appreciated.
Type
text

Letter from Mrs. A.B. Mildred to Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, April 19, 1960

331132
Date
1960-04-19
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Mrs. A. B. Mildred in New York, N.Y. to the Stephens sisters saying the Mildred family supports them.
Type
text

Letter from Steve Rosenberg and University of Rhode Island to Priscilla Stephens, April 26, 1960

331170
Date
1960-04-26
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Steve Rosenberg writing on behalf of the students of the University of Rhode Island to Priscilla Stephens telling her respects her actions.
Type
text

Letter from Joan L. Katzman to Patricia Stephens, April 26, 1960

331178
Date
1960-04-26
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Joan L. Katzman of the University of Rhode Island's Committee Upholding Racial Equality (CURE) chapter to Patricia Stephens expressing her "personal admiration and respect" for Stephens' involvement in sit-ins.
Type
text

Letter from Marsha Wishny to Patricia Stephens, April 26, 1960

331179
Date
1960-04-26
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Marsha Wishny of the University of Rhode Island's Committee Upholding Racial Equality (CURE) chapter to Patricia Stephens declaring that students at the university pledge to support racial equality.
Type
text

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