Selma, Alabama Demonstration

243485
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of the March 1965 voter registration demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. There is sound at the beginning, but the majority of the film is raw footage with no sound. It first shows African American protesters, including students, marching and singing in front of a courthouse....
Video Details
10:42; B&W; silent; V-142 S. 1239

To Reach For Tomorrow

253576
Date
1968
Collection
Video
Description
This is a promotional film put together for Governor LeRoy Collins' 1968 U.S. Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War, and Governor Collins pleading to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collin...
Video Details
30:00; b&w; Sound; V-139 S. 828

First Tallahassee Sit-In (February 13, 1960)

295148
Date
2014-02-13
Collection
Blog Posts

FAMU Hospital

295151
Date
2014-02-25
Collection
Blog Posts

Mary McLeod Bethune

252651
Date
July 10, 1875
Collection
Blog Posts

Fort Lauderdale Wade-In Demonstrations

260498
Date
July 1961
Collection
Blog Posts

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,...
Type
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
Type
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.
Type
text

Lincoln School, Tallahassee

295150
Date
2014-02-24
Collection
Blog Posts

Letter from Nathan Cohen to FSU President Doak Campbell Regarding the Suspension of John Boardman, 1957

325049
Date
1957-01-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Nathan Cohen to FSU President Doak Campbell protesting his decision to uphold the suspension of FSU student John Boardman.
Type
text

Statement to the Press, 1957

325046
Date
1957-01-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Statement to the press regarding the disciplinary action against John Boardman dated January 26, 1957.
Type
text

LeRoy Collins and the Brown Decision

295170
Date
2014-05-16
Collection
Blog Posts

Interview with railroader Tom Watson

235315
Date
1988-08-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Tom Watson, a railroad worker for over 30 years, worked for the Jacksonville terminal between 1950 and 1974. He then worked for Amtrak until 1988. In the interview, he discusses growing up in Jacksonville; the history of Florida rail lines and the railroad business; his career ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 8-9

Cornelius Wright, Jr. interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239386
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. On C93-26, Wright, a member of the Gandy Dancers from Birmingham, Ala., gives some family and educational background. He discusses his early work on the railroads and being drafted into the military during the Korean War, as well as his choice...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-27
Item ID
C93-26

Leaflet, "A Song for Tallahassee Core," by Jeff Poland

329144
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Lyrics to Tallahassee CORE protest song for picket lines, written by Florida civil rights activist Jeff Poland.
Type
text

Memorandum for CORE Members on What They can do to Fight for Integration, 1960

329149
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Suggests different methods for bringing integration: Apply for "white-only" public service jobs; apply as teachers and students to integrate schools; boycott stores and canvass for votes.
Type
text

Letter of Support from Member of American Friends Service Committee Norman J. Whitney to Patricia Stephens, 1960

329140
Date
1960-05-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter of encouragement from Quaker organization in Philadelphia.
Type
text

Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment by the Florida Legislature, 1969

246063
Date
1969
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
The movement for women's rights in the United States truly began in July 1848 with the Seneca Falls Convention. About 240 people attended the meeting, which had been organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The attendees drafted the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, which listed ...
Type
text

Telegram from The Assembly of the Hotel and Club Employees Union to Patricia Stephens Expressing Sympathy About Jail-in, 1960

329148
Date
1960-04-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Telegram of support for jailed students.
Type
text

Draft of "Letter from a Leon County Jail" Describing Activism, Conditions Inside Jail, 1960

329147
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Draft of letter from a Leon County Jail. Describes trail after sit-in, conditions in jail and reasons for activism. A later version of this letter was circulated in publications across the nation and sparked a chain-reaction of civil rights activism.
Type
text

Letter of Support from Tommy McGregory of Yokohama, Japan to Patricia Stephens, 1960

329146
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from American man traveling the world. Discusses how he read Stephens' "letter from a Leon County Jail" in Jackie Robinson's column and how he is showing it to everyone he meets in other countries to show the mistreatment of African-Americans.
Type
text

Letter of Support from Fourth Grade Class to Patricia and Priscilla Stephens During Jail-in, 1960

329145
Date
1960-04-14
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Lanier Junior High School's fourth grade class to Stephens sisters thanking them for their courage.
Type
text

Copy of a Telegraph from Martin Luther King, Jr. to "Eight Jailed Students" via C. K. Steele, 1960.

329143
Date
1960-03-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Copy of telegraph to eight jailed students from Martin Luther King, Jr., via C.K. Steele. "Going to jail for a righteous cause is a badge of honor and a symbol of dignity."
Type
text

Letter from CORE Executive Secretary James R. Robinson to Patricia Stephens Discussing Recent Changes in Race Relations, 1960

329142
Date
1960-03-28
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from James R. Robinson to Patricia Stephens, reflecting on integationist statements from Governor Collins,reporting picket lines in Los Angeles, and that lunch counters have opened in San Antonio.
Type
text

Letter from CORE Executive Secretary James R. Robinson to Patricia Stephens Discussing Donations During Jail-in, 1960

329141
Date
1960-04-14
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter to Patricia Stephens from James R. Robinson, thanking her for her letter of April 8th and requesting a letter outlining needs for funding for Tallahassee CORE, so as to connect CORE members with resources.
Type
text

Letter of Support from Brooklyn High School Student Judy Fox to Patricia Stephens Due, 1960

329139
Date
1960-04-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter of encouragement to Patricia Stephens from high school student Judy Fox in Brooklyn. Discusses how Stephens' activism has inspired civil rights activism in New York. "I am really very grateful to you and your friends for what you have done."
Type
text

Letter from Louisiana College Students Joseph G. Jean-Batiste to Patricia Stephens During Jail-in, 1960

329138
Date
1960-04-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter of support from college student in Baton Rouge discussing how he heard about the protest in Tallahassee and how it sparked student protest acitivity in Baton Rouge, La. Discusses raising bond for imprisoned protesters.
Type
text

Letter from Marion Hamilton to Patricia and Priscilla Stephens on Media Attention of Jail-in, 1960

329137
Date
1960-04-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Family letter congratulating Stephens sisters on their national renown, particularly regarding the publication of Patricia's "Letter from Jail" in the CORE-lator magazine
Type
text

Letter from Marion Hamilton to Patricia and Priscilla Stephens During the Leon County Jail-in, 1960

329136
Date
1960-03-23
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Daddy Marion to Stephens sisters writing during jail-in. Marion writes about his and his wife's reactions after seeing the pair in jail. Mentions support for Governor LeRoy Collins' March 20, 1960, statewide television address denouncing segregation as morally wrong
Type
text

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