"How to Practice Non-Violence" Pamphlet, ca. 1960

331531
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Instructional pamphlet on how to practice non-violence for effective social change and suggested titles for additional literature on non-violence.
Type
text

Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

331519
Date
1960-05
Collection
Selected Documents
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...
Type
text

Program for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, 1997

327703
Date
1997-01-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The program includes a biographical sketch of Martin Luther King; information about Mothers in Crisis, Inc.; the biography of Bishop Adam J. Robinson, Jr.; the order of the day's events; and the genesis of the Tallahassee chapter of the SCLC.
Type
text

"Scrapbook" by American Friends Service Committee, April 1960

331527
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"Scrapbook" newsletter, Volume 15, Number 7, on the topics of picketing, forms of civil disobedience and civil defense tactics. The envelope indicates that the newsletter was sent from Richard Hiler to Patricia Stephens.
Type
text

The Eights Ifs...and Your Answer!

326751
Date
1958
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
According to this pamplet, if you agree with the eight statements presented, then "you should immediately join Your Local Citizens' Council." An explanation of the Association of Citizens' Councils of Florida follows.
Type
text

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

331502
Date
1960-04-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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...
Type
text

Wake Up America: Will This Happen Here?

326750
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier describing the threat of communism to the United States including a list of "organizations serving the Community cause." Readers are encouraged to act quickly to fight communism.
Type
text

Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957

333857
Date
1957-05-02
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The Florida State Legislature passed this resolution in opposition to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case that ended legal segregation in public education. Racial segregation was originally found to be constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Cour...
Type
text

Florida Supreme Court Case File: Irvin v. Chapman, 1954

340073
Date
1954
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Case file for Groveland victim Walter Lee Irvin's lawsuit against L.F. Chapman, superintendent of Florida State Prison.
Type
text

Report of the Superintendent of Common Schools for Freedmen, 1866

329094
Date
1866-11-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This report contains Florida's Freedmen's Bureau School Superintendent E.B. Duncan's views on the progress of black education in the first year after the Civil War. Includes Duncan's impression of sabbath schools, day schools and night schools, as well as their overall progress and lack of funds and...
Type
text

Ideals of the Florida Ku Klux Klan, ca. 1950s

326756
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Handbook describing the character of the KKK and their ideals about race, Christianity, citizenship and patriotism.
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

Reports of Meetings of the Inter-Civic Council of Tallahassee, July-September 1956

339576
Date
1956
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Minutes of a series of 10 meetings held at various African American churches by the Inter-Civic Council of Tallahassee to administrate a boycott of the city's segregated bus service. The minutes appear to have been collected by an informant who was giving the information to Tallahassee city official...
Type
text

WFSU Florida State University Broadcasting Program Television Schedule, September 1966

326653
Date
1966-09
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"Profiles," September 1966 television and radio program schedule for Florida State University Broadcasting, promoting "Miss Nancy's Store" on the back cover.
Type
image

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