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The Griffin Junior High School basketball team in #Tallahassee, #Florida (1957). Link in bio:
Tourists from Ohio posing with Spanish moss in Wonderwood, #Florida, #OTD in 1930. Link in bio:
In December 1956, John Boardman, a white PhD student in theoretical physics at Florida State University, invited three black international Florida A&M University students to an FSU International Students Club Christmas party on the FSU campus. One month later, Boardman was not allowed to re-enroll at the university because he had violated a regulation which forbid meetings on campus in which races were mixed. Although he tried to appeal to university officials to let him re-enroll, he was never allowed to. Boardman went on to earn his PhD in physics from Syracuse University in 1962 and was a long-time physics professor at Brooklyn College. In this photograph, Boardman stands between civil rights activists Reverend C. K. Steele (left) and Reverend J. Raymond Henderson in #Tallahassee (ca. 1956). #BlackHistoryMonth. Link in bio:
Happy Valentine窶冱 Day! 笶、ク洲irst grade students exchange valentines at Ruediger Elementary School in #Tallahassee (1975). Link in bio:
#Tallahassee窶冱 first lunch counter sit-in during the civil rights movement took place #OTD in 1960. Led by the Tallahassee chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), roughly ten students from @famu_1887 and local black high schools sat at the Woolworth窶冱 lunch counter and asked to be served slices of cake. The students were refused service but remained in their seats reading books. Soon, shoppers began shouting at the students, so the Woolworth窶冱 store manager closed the counter. The student demonstrators can be seen in the background of this photograph. They remained seated calmly for nearly two hours before the counter was closed. Patricia Stephens Due was one of the student demonstrators, and you can read more about her experiences during the civil rights movement in Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights (2003). #BlackHistoryMonth. Link in bio:
Isabelle Molinaro with a teddy bear as big as she is in Estero, #Florida (ca. 1950s). Link in bio:
The railroad depot at Orange City, #Florida (1896). Link in bio:
Children with a mule-drawn cart that reads 窶廛entist Upstairs窶 in Vero, #Florida (1923). Vero was incorporated in 1919, and the name changed to Vero Beach in 1925. Link in bio:
The Halcyon Hall Hotel at the corner of East Flagler Street and 2nd Avenue in #Miami, #Florida. The hotel opened in 1906 but was demolished in 1938. Link in bio:
Fan Porter, Dr. Charles Clark, Blossom Kimball and Minnie Clark with dogs in #Apalachicola, #Florida (1901). Link in bio:
Principal John Gilmore Riley and students of Lincoln Academy in #Tallahassee (1920s). Riley was the principal there from 1892 until 1926, and he is the namesake of Riley Elementary School in the capital city. You can learn more about his life @johnrileycenter. #BlackHistoryMonth. Link in bio:
The Orienta Boat Club regatta at the Altamonte Hotel dock on March 9, 1906. Link in bio: