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A research guide to sources that discuss under-represented groups in United States History, as well as indigenous civil rights and social justice issues relevant both locally and globally.
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Many of these subject searches will lead to long lists of subject headings. Try paging through the list. You may find more materials nearby, under "Your Topic -- United States" or "Your Topic -- History -- 20th Century" for example.

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Welcome to the Civil Rights research guide.  Use the tabs above to locate information sources to help you with your research.

You can also find related information and resources by looking at the Composition 250 Modern Civil Rights Movement and Beyond research guide, or the United States History or Political Science research guides, as well as the Multicultural Education tab of Teacher Education.  Need help with your research? 

 

Introductory Video to the Civil Rights Movement

Websites

  • The Internet Archive
    The Internet Archive, a non-profit organization, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
  • Museum of Tolerance
    Recipient of the Global Peace and Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations, the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.
  • National Civil Rights Museum
    Dedicated on September 28, 1991, the Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on human rights movements worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs. It chronicles the civil rights movement from 1619 to 2000 with historical exhibits, including Room 306, the hotel room where Dr. King stayed in April of 1968.

  • Southern Poverty Law Center
    The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Their Teaching Tolerance units and lesson plans are available through this website.
  • WISE: Working to Improve Schools and Education
    This website is a broad-based, social science study (from Ithaca College, NY) of U.S. education involving history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, economics, and politics. Its focus is contemporary issues in education, emphasizing issues of equity, diversity, multicultural education, and the development of effective schools for ALL students and families.

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