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
Florida Broadsides
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

Lincoln School, Tallahassee

295150
Date
2014-02-24
Collection
Blog Posts

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

325049
Date
1957-01-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Naikan 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

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

The Tallahassee Bus Boycott Begins (May 1956)

259734
Date
1956 1957
Collection
Blog Posts

Richard Ervin and the Gradualist Approach to Desegregation

295189
Date
2014-07-09
Collection
Blog Posts

John Boardman: A Civil Rights Activist

326634
Date
2017-02-28
Collection
Blog Posts

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

246060
Date
May 2, 1957
Collection
Significant 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

Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan

246062
Date
1964-07-25
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
During the Civil Rights Era of the 1950s-1960s, a number of southern states established governmental committees to investigate the activities of civil rights and communist organizations that were deemed subversive. In 1956, the Florida legislature established a special joint committee known as the F...
Type
text

Equal Rights Amendment

246065
Date
1974
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Feminists have long supported an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would provide equality under the law to both men and women. Calls for such an amendment were first made by the National Women's Party in 1923, and became more insistent during the late 1960s from groups like the Na...
Type
text

When LeRoy Collins Went to Selma

326632
Date
2017-03-20
Collection
Blog Posts

The Core of the Matter newsletter, May 25, 1961

326749
Date
1961-05-25
Collection
Florida Broadsides
Description
A newsletter published jointly by the Inter Civic Council, Inc., Tallahassee NAACP, and The Tallahassee CORE (Congress on Racial Equality) about civil rights acitivites happening around Tallahassee. The text includes information about hunger strikes and boycotts taking place locally. At the end of t...
Type
text

Brochure for Paradise Park, a segregated African-American tourist attraction

273839
Date
1951
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Paradise Park was a segregated African-American resort located about a mile down the Silver River from the popular Silver Springs attraction near Ocala, Florida. The park was developed by Carl Ray and W.M. “Shorty” Davidson, co-owners of Silver Springs for nearly four decades. The park opened Ma...
Type
text

Demonstration to protest theater segregation - Tallahassee, Florida

39015
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC17748

Roundup of segregation protesters - Tallahassee, Florida

39016
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC17749

Demonstration to protest theater segregation - Tallahassee, Florida

30600
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC07506

REVEREND HUDSON - REVEREND C.K. STEELE INTERVIEW

253260
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:35; color; sound, V-239 BA332; S.1239
Description
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee comments on his role in the desegregation battle and the contributions of the Rev. C.K. Steele. He mentions the Tallahassee transportation boycott and discusses Steele's influence on him. Produced by WFSU-TV.

HOSEA WILLIAMS

253633
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:46; color; sound; V- 218 BA431; S.1239
Description
This film is interview and speech footage of civil rights leader Hosea Williams speaking at Bethel Family Baptist Church in Tallahassee. The speech footage has many rough editing splices that impact the aesthetics of the film. However, the content is still quite profound and moving. An interview seg...

Sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter - Tallahassee, Florida

26926
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC03283

Civil rights activists - Tallahassee, Florida

155142
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N047234

Scene from the NAACP march in Tallahassee, Florida.

34860
Date
1964
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12425

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