Spring 2014

Databases; find the button at the top of this page and then the corresponding database to search.

  • SIRS under Proquest
    • An Excellent site to start.   Search by subject heading and type in Civil Rights (no quotes). This will link to hundreds of articles arranged by topic such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Issues and Controversies
    • Click on the Facts on File News Archive and select the 1940-1979 time frame for news stories and links. UNCHECK the World News Digest(1980 to present) and World News Special Features to avoid searching modern news.

Reference Books:

REF 920 DIC                   Dictionary of American Biography

REF 920                         AMEAmerican National Biography

REF 920.02   MCG           Encyclopedia of World Biography

Internet Sources:

CAUTION!   Read Internet sites dealing with civil rights very carefully!   Extremist groups have put up sites that look like they contain valid information, but upon close examination, contain grossly inaccurate or false information.

Civil Rights Movement Timeline and History
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/civilrightstimeline1.html

An Interactive Civil Rights Chronology.   Yale University.
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/jbalkin/brown/1953.html

The Library of Congress: American Memory. The Civil Rights Era.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart9.html

Picture History Online. 178 photos and illustrations related to the civil rights movements.
http://www.picturehistory.com/find/c/160/p/6/mcms.html

Powerful Days. The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore
http://www.viscom.ohiou.edu/oldsite/moore.site/

Brief Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement (1954-1965)
MLK_Timeline_HW

Jackson Sun (Newspaper).   Jackson, Tn.   This is the story of the Civil Rights movement in Jackson, Tn. Very well done site, with lots of links.   Information is taken from The Jackson Sun (newspaper)
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/jackson-tennessee-students-campaign-us-civil-rights-1960-1961

Oracle ThinkQuest. Civil Rights Leaders http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112391/civil_rights_leaders.htm

Civil Rights Timeline From Rutger’s University.      http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njh/timeline.htm

Civil Rights Movement Veterans Website
http://www.crmvet.org/crmlinks.htm

National Historic Places of the Civil rights Movement. 49 places listed in the National Register for their association with the modern civil rights movement.
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/index.htm

Civil Rights in America.   Sponsored by the History Teachers of the U.K. American civil rights issues form an U. K. perspective.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/civil1.htm

Specific Issues in American Civil Rights, 1950’s and 1960’s

CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964. Document Number: PL 88-352. Date: 02 JUL 64 88th Congress, H. R. 7152 http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/foner2/contents/ch25/documents02.asp

Brown v. Board of Education
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site - Includes a listing of the primary materials available to researchers in their library (in Topeka, Kansas).   History and Culture: http://www.nps.gov/brvb/historyculture/index.htm  And a pdf of the court's decision: brown KS district court

Brown v. Board of Education Archive: "documents and images which chronicle events surrounding this historically significant case up to the present" focusing on "Supreme Court cases; busing and school integration efforts in northern urban areas; school integration in the Ann Arbor Public School District; and recent resegregation trends in American schools."
http://www.lib.umich.edu/brown-versus-board-education/index.html

Actual Brown vs Board of Education documents at the National Archives.   Also contains the Dissenting opinion.   Explore some of the links.
http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/lessons/brown_v_board_documents/brown_v_board.html

Brown vs. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) (USSC+).   This site has an abstract of the decision and a hyper linked index to the decision.
http://tinyurl.com/yt7y8

Brown vs. Board of Education. Many links to the background information on this case.     Landmark Case Biography Earl Warren (1891  1974) is featured.
http://www.landmarkcases.org/brown/warren.html

Archive Library Information Center (ALIC):  http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/black-history-topical.html#civil

Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Academy of Achievement.   The Hall of Public Service.   Rosa parks.   Make sure to click on the three buttons labeled   Profile, Biography and   Interview
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/par0pro-1

Johnnie Carr.   A significant role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
http://www.splcenter.org/news/item.jsp?aid=55

Civil Rights in America.   Sponsored by the History Teachers of the U.K.   American civil rights issues form an U. K. perspective.   Easy read, but well done.

For 1957 Civil Rights Act -  http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/1957_civil_rights_act.htm

CORE- Congress of Racial Equality. Civil Rights Legislation.
http://www.core-online.org/History/history_links.htm

For 1960 Civil Rights Act -  http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/1960_civil_rights_act.htm

For 1964 Civil Rights Act -  http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/1964_civil_rights_act.htm

Spartacus Education. Civil Rights Act of 1964. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivil64.htm

Voting Rights.

For text of the Voting Rights Act, Passed Feb. 26, 1869 http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=44

Text of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Complete text of the Voting Rights Act, US Code, Sec. 1971. Site managed by Cornell University Law School.

SELMA MARCH for Voting Rights 1965.
http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/133semo/133selma.htm

Non-Violent Movement.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans.   Observations on non-violence
http://www.crmvet.org/faq/faqnv.htm

The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence  http://www.gandhiinstitute.org/

The Philosophies and Strategies of the Non-Violence and Black Power Movements.  http://www.historyorb.com/america/civilrights.shtml

PBS. The American Experience: Citizen King. Non-Violence.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/mlk/sfeature/sf_bible.html

PBS: The American Experience. Eleanor Roosevelt. Timeline of E. R. and major Civil Rights events.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eleanor/timeline/index_3.html

Riots

PBS.   The American Experience. Detroit Race Riots of 1943.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eleanor/peopleevents/pande10.html

Little Rock, AR Central High School
http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/central-high-school-integration
Little Rock 40 Years Later The New York Times online retrospective & history.

Sanitation Workers in Memphis,TN.
U. S. National Archives.   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Sanitation workers.
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/memphis-v-mlk/

Martin Luther King.
The Web site of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project at Stanford University (http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/ ) includes links to biography, articles, chronology, and reference sources about King. This site also has links to key King documents.

The Kennedys.
PBS.   The American Experience: The Kennedy’s and Civil Rights.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/kennedys/peopleevents/e_civilrights.html

About Robert F. Kennedy.
http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/The-Kennedy-Family/Robert-F-Kennedy.aspx

Thurgood
Interviews with Thurgood.  A site that supports the book: Thurgood Marshall: American Reactionary. Also links to Marshall’s speeches, articles, etc.  http://www.thurgoodmarshall.com/interviews/interviews.htm

Early NAACP work:  http://www.thurgoodmarshall.com/interviews/early_naacp.htm

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