Links to Other Civil Rights Resources

National Civil Rights Museum: This tour is made up of exhibits arranged in chronological order. Each exhibit allows the viewer to see a glimpse of a key civil rights historical event.

Civil Rights Literature During the 1960s: This site features the civil rights movement in the larger context of literary trends and social change during the "psychedelic '60s," illuminating the ways in which literature of the "psychedelic'60s" influenced and reflected social trends and changes. The site places civil rights literature amidst literature surrounding other significant events, people, and social movements of the 1960s.

The Civil Rights Movement and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: This site details significant historical moments during the civil rights moment, as well as information on prominent civil rights leadership personalities.

Will the Circle be Unbroken?: An audio history of the civil rights movement in five Southern communities, this project takes listeners into the homes, schools, streets and courtrooms of Atlanta, Georgia; Little Rock, Arkansas; Jackson, Mississippi; Montgomery, Alabama and Columbia, South Carolina.

Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore: Charles Moore is a photographer for Life, known for his photographs depicting the civil rights movement.

The Encyclopædia Britannica Guide to Black History: This site features informative articles and is illustrated with historical film clips and audio recordings, as well as hundreds of photographs and other images. The Related Internet Links and Bibliography sections provide excellent source material and areas for further study, as does the Study Guide for Students, which is organized around six classroom activities, each with their own teacher recommendations, technical tips, and scholastic bibliographies.

 

Micro-Histories

Civil Rights Oral History - Mississippi: This site provides background information and oral history interviews on the civil rights movement in Mississippi, as well as a detailed timeline and numerous links to Civil Rights archives in Mississippi and other states.

Civil Rights in Mississippi: The Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive project will result in the creation of an Internet-accessible, fully searchable database of digitized versions of rare and unique library and archival resources on race relations in Mississippi. In executing this effort, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries seek to: 1) enhance access to primary source material, 2) preserve original materials by creating digital surrogates, 3) create learning opportunities for remote users, and 4) create an infrastructure for a continuing digitization program.

a href="http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vcdh/afam/raceandplace/index.html" target="_blank">Race and Place: An African-American Community in the Jim Crow South: Charlottesville, VA: Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or the 'Jim Crow' laws from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The Jim Crow laws were not overturned until the important Brown versus Board of Education court ruling in 1954 (but not totally eliminated until the Civil Rights Act of the 1964). The project plans to develop manuscript collections and oral histories of African Americans in the segregation period, and construct the social, political, and economic history to understand race in the context of place.History Makers:

 

Important People Martin Luther King, Jr.: This creators of this site seek to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated by presenting King's most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts.

TIME magazine Person of the Year: 1960s: During the civil rights movement, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pope John XXIII were among the famous newsmakers on the cover of TIME magazine. The 25-and-under generation and Middle Americans also found themselves in the limelight. To read TIME magazine articles about these important civil rights personalities, visit this site.

Malcolm X. An in-depth look at the life, influence, and words of Malcolm X.

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Gallery Learn more about A. Phillip Randolph, the history of the Pullman porter, and the African American railroad attendant.

Legacy of the Civil Rights Era. U.S. Comission on Civil Rights The United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding agency of the Executive Branch, first established under the Civil Rights Act of 1957. On November 30, 1983, a new Commission was established under the Civil Rights Act of 1983 (P.L. 98-183).

Civilrights.org: A Social Justice Network. This organization's mission is to empower the civil rights community to lead the fight for equality and social justice in the emerging digital society and is committed to the continued pursuit of equality and fostering greater understanding and mutual respect for difference.

Civil Rights Project, HarvardForty years after the civil rights movement galvanized a nation, its great promise to end racial divisions in this country remains stalled on many fronts, and racial divisions have been compunded by the increasing complexity of the ethnic composition of the United States. This project seeks to harness the disparate efforts of teachers, activists, lawyers, philanthropists, policy analysts, business leaders, journalists, and academicians into effective coalitions capable of devising informed solutions to the complex issues facing a multi-racial society.

Citizens' Commission on Civil RightsThe Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights is committed to the revitalization of a progressive civil rights agenda at the national level. Its work is grounded in the belief that such an agenda benefits the entire country, not just particular interest groups.

Project EqualityProject Equality is the premier organization uniting individuals, religious, non-profit and corporate partners to lead the transformation of the work force to true inclusiveness. We help member organizations and employers to demonstrate their commitment to people of color, women, persons who are differently abled, older adults and others who encounter discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation.