Dear Ms. Gailor,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 106 series regarding Civil Rights for the years 1940 to 1959 in the Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21) that may contain information about civil rights in St. Petersburg and Tampa. For more information and other possible records, please contact the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also located 6 series regarding Civil Rights and Florida for the same time period in the Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Record Group 65). For more information and other possible records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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