Florida Memory - State Library and Archives of Florida: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida
Martin Luther King, Jr. in a police car in St. Augustine.Courtesy of The Florida Memory Project.
St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations (1964) Florida Memory Project https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/232403 This is an admittedly dry depiction of events that lacks a dramatic flair but it provides valuable images
Harry T. Moore – first martyr of the modern civil rights movement (website connected with PBS documentary and book)
Florida means land of flowers
It was on a Christmas night.
In the state named for the flowers
Men came bearing dynamite ...
It could not be in Jesus' name
Beneath the bedroom floor
On Christmas night the killers
Hid the bomb for Harry Moore.
Ax Handle Saturday: 50 Years Later, is a WJCT documentary about the events of August 27, 1960 at Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville. As you watch the
documentary, remember that before shopping malls, shopping occurred downtown. The major shopping destinations were Cohen’s Department (now City Hall), Sears, Woolworth’s, and Grants.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwBCOanoDS0
“Dare Not Walk Alone” received numerous awards, a theatrical and TV release and special screenings at The King Center, the Skirball Center, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Dean is the recipient of the Independent Southern Filmmakers Tour award and nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
Fifty years ago, Florida’s Legislative Investigative Committee, led by Senator Charley Johns sought to remove homosexuals from Florida's state universities. As a result of the “Johns Committee’s” efforts, more than 200 gay and lesbian students and teachers were expelled or fired. Featuring two of the victims and one interrogator, the film exposes the committee’s subversive activities and how its effects are still felt today.
The film traces the committee's origins in the era of McCarthyism and anti-gay propaganda while detailing the personal stories of those intimately involved with its activities.