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 Elene Mintz to Priscilla Stephens, May 1, 1960

331206
Date
1960-05-01
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of support from Elene Mintz, a sixth grader from Bayside, N.Y., to Priscilla Stephens.
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

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

Greeting Card from Nancy Robinson to Priscilla Stephens, March 30, 1960

331089
Date
1960-03-30
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Greeting card from Nancy Robinson to Priscilla Stephens encourages Priscilla to "have a 'coke' on me when the counters are open to all."
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 Mary A. Charles to Patricia Stephens, April 22, 1960

331153
Date
1960-04-22
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from Mary A. Charles to Patricia Stephens encouraging her activism.
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

Letter P. Schneider to Patricia Stephens, April 21, 1960

331146
Date
1960-04-21
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of support from P. Schneider to Patricia Stephens saying, "It is an honor to be arrested for one's ideals or rights."
Type
text

Postcard from Mrs. E. Johnson to Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, April 24, 1960

331161
Date
1960-04-24
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Greeting card from Mrs. E. Johnson to Patricia and Priscilla Stephens telling them that "us black and white are with you."
Type
text

Letter from Steve Rosenberg to Patricia Stephens, ca. 1960

331258
Date
1960
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Glen Rosenberg, chairman of the University of Rhode Island's Committee Upholding Racial Equality (CURE) chapter to Patricia Stephens saying that those at the university are behind her.
Type
text

Letter from James E. Greer to Patricia Stephens, ca. 1960

331255
Date
1960
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of support from James E. Greer, a University of Rhode Island student and a member of Committee Upholding Racial Equality (CURE).
Type
text

Letter from Sarah Fairfax to Patricia Stephens, April 4, 1960

331102
Date
1960-04-04
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Sarah Fairfax of Englewood, N.J. to Patricia Stephens praising Patricia's courage.
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

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

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

Letter from "Mary" to Patricia Stephens, ca. 1960

331265
Date
1960
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from "Mary" to Patricia Stephens updating Patricia about family matters and how she spent her Easter in Belle Glade, Florida.
Type
text

Correspondence Between "Eve" and Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, ca. 1960

331266
Date
1960
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Correspondence between "Eve" and Patricia and Priscilla Stephens regarding an apartment. The first letter, written by "Eve" and dated "Thursday," is addressed to Patricia and Priscilla and instructs the sisters about how to fill out an application for an apartment. The second letter, written by Pris...
Type
text

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

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.
Type
text

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...
Type
text

"Don't Buy at Shell's City," Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

331512
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier boycotting Shell's City for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. The flier encourages people to write to Shell's City's manager, George McKelvey, so he will change the discriminatory policy.
Type
text

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