AAE

African American Experience in Florida
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Ruth Perry papers

The Ruth Perry papers include letters, documents, and articles pertaining to the Johns Committee as compiled by the NAACP’s Miami branch.

Dates: 1951 – 1968
Extent: 1 box

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Harold Nathaniel Reddick papers

The Harold Nathaniel Reddick Collection contains correspondence, interviews, awards, and documents pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement and the Tampa chapter of the NAACP.

Dates: 1955 – 1991
Extent: 1 box

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Group of African American Women
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Ellen Haynes Green papers

This collection contains the personal papers Ellen Haynes Green and documents Green’s life and accomplishments as a civil rights leader, most notably as President of the Tampa chapter of the NAACP.

Dates: 1915-2006 (bulk: 1957-1992)
Extent: 0.50 linear feet (1 box)

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Heart of St. Petersburg Map
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Winifred S. “Winnie” Foster research collection

Winifred S. Foster’s commitment to social justice and civil liberties, as well as her interest in and work with state and local political organizations, is chronicled in clippings, newsletters, correspondence, ephemera, and related materials.

Dates: 1964-2004
Extent: 7 boxes

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Al Davis papers

Albert (“Al”) Davis’ involvement with the Tampa chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Hillsborough County School Board are documented in this collection.

Dates: 1960-2011
Extent: 47 boxes

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Public Address on Progress Village
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The Civil Rights Papers of Cody Fowler and Steven Lawson

Fowler’s and Lawson’s papers document Tampa’s Bi-Racial Committee, the city’s Commission on Community Relations, as well as the numerous issues faced by Tampa’s African American population in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Dates: 1960 – 1974
Extent: 3 linear feet (6 boxes)

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The Weekly Challenger photograph collection

The Weekly Challenger has documented the history of St. Petersburg’s African American community since the newspaper was established by Cleveland Johnson, Jr. in September 1967.

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The Weekly Challenger Newspaper

The Weekly Challenger has documented the history of St. Petersburg’s African American community since the newspaper was established by Cleveland Johnson, Jr. in September 1967.

Dates: 1973-2020

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Florida Sentinel Bulletin

Published since 1945, the Florida Sentinel Bulletin provides a unique perspective of the Black community’s history and highlights the social, political, cultural, and religious activities of African Americans in Tampa.

Dates: 1971-2018

Special Collections holds incomplete runs from 1971-2008; holdings from 1946-1970 are available on microfilm. Digital copies of the newspaper from 2007- 2010 can be found here. For detailed holdings information, click here.

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Progress Village Community
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Progress Village records

These records outline the planning and construction of the Progress Village community in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Dates: 1957 – 1977
Extent: 2.25 linear (3 boxes)

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