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Harold Nathaniel Reddick papers

Identifier: R09

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Scope and Contents

This collection documents Harold Nathaniel Reddick’s involvement in the civil rights movement, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Tampa, and the local chapter of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union.


  • Created: 1955 - 1995
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1982 - 1991
  • Other: 1995-02

Conditions Governing Use

None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Harold Nathaniel Reddick (1913-2003), a native of Jacksonville, Florida, worked as a porter for the Pullman Sleeping Car Company and was involved in the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) labor union for over 30 years. In 1939, Reddick moved to Tampa, Florida. Reddick served as vice-president of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Tampa in the mid-1940s. Reddick’s involvement helped steer the NAACP Tampa on a path that would serve as a model throughout the following decade. Harold Reddick died on December 24, 2003.


0.21 Linear Feet

1 boxes

Language of Materials



The papers of civil rights leader Harold Nathaniel Reddick includes awards, correspondence, newspaper articles, interviews, and documents.

Source of Acquisition

Dr. Jack Moore, Department of American Studies, University of South Florida

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Reddick, Harold Nathaniel, and Otis R. Anthony. 1978. Harold Reddick. Tampa, Fla: University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Related Publications

Thomas Wayne Jones, “Harold Nathaniel Reddick: The Courageous Life of a Florida Civil Rights Worker,” Master’s Thesis, Department of American Studies, University of South Florida, 1993.

Robert W. Saunders, “A Synopsis of the Civil Rights Struggle in Tampa and the Role of the Tampa Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,” Sunland Tribune 17 (November 1991): 51-61.; includes remarks regarding Mr. Reddick’s role with the NAACP.

A picture of Mr. Reddick with Sylvia Grinan, the first black woman of Cuban descent to integrate the Hillsborough County School System, appears in the Florida Sentinel Bulletin, February 14, 1986.

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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US