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.
REF 920 DIC Dictionary of American Biography
REF 920 AMEAmerican National Biography
REF 920.02 MCG Encyclopedia of World Biography
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
An Interactive Civil Rights Chronology. Yale University.
The Library of Congress: American Memory. The Civil Rights Era.
Picture History Online. 178 photos and illustrations related to the civil rights movements.
Powerful Days. The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore
Brief Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement (1954-1965)
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)
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."
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
National Historic Places of the Civil rights Movement. 49 places listed in the National Register for their association with the modern civil rights movement.
Civil Rights in America. Sponsored by the History Teachers of the U.K. American civil rights issues form an U. K. perspective.
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). Go to The Case link on the right to see case law associated with Brown v Board of Education. http://www.nps.gov/brvb/pages/thecase.htm
Actual Brown vs Board of Education documents at the National Archives. Also contains the Dissenting opinion. Explore some of the links.
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.
Brown vs. Board of Education. Many links to the background information on this case. Landmark Case Biography Earl Warren (1891 1974) is featured.
AfricanaOnline.com http://www.africanaonline.com/civil_rights.htm A general African-American reference site. Use the Civil Rights link on the left for more information on specific topics
Montgomery Bus Boycott. Use the links on the right to access further information on the Civil Rights movement. http://www.africanaonline.com/montgomery.htm
Academy of Achievement. The Hall of Public Service. Rosa parks. Make sure to click on the three buttons labeled Profile, Biography and Interview
Johnnie Carr. A significant role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
U. S. National Archives. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Sanitation workers.
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.
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.
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
For text of the Voting Rights Act, Passed Feb. 26, 1869 http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=44
Complete text of the Voting Rights Act, US Code, Sec. 1971. Site managed by Cornell University Law School.
Civil Rights Movement Veterans. Observations on non-violence
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
PBS. The American Experience. Detroit Race Riots of 1943.
Little Rock 40 Years Later The New York Times online retrospective & history.
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
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
SELMA MARCH for Voting Rights 1965.