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Civil Rights Hero Florence Tate, on FBI File,Stokley & Brown

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Join, The Gist of Freedom host, Preston Washington as he welcomes Civil Rights Hero Florence Tate! Mrs. Tate is still going strong, but back in the day, she was a member of Civil Rights group CORE, 1963-66, then became a SNCC fundraiser and Southern Ohio campus liaison 1966-68. In addition, she served on Dayton All
iance for Racial Equality (DARE) from 1966-69. 

In an article in hopeforwomen.org she said:

“The country has gone backwards from the time of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech; we have regressed. There’s been an attempt to take things back to the pre-Civil Rights days,” says Tate.

The article continued: 

In her memoir, Tate draws upon her extensive experience integrating major companies like Bell Telephone, and Globe Industries, working with seminal civil rights groups including SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and CORE (Congress for Racial Equality).

As the first African American female journalist at the Dayton Daily News,

The work that brought her into close confidence with key activist figures — such as Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown — also eventually brought Tate, under the surveillance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – 
Tate wasn’t all that surprised by her voluminous FBI file. “ Photo two women, Angela Davis and Toni Morrison