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CivilRights

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 1 month ago

See also Citizenship and Slavery

 

Law/Legal

Civil Rights Division Department of Justice, the laws they work to uphold, and the groups they protect. It provides a bibliography and links to... (Department of Justice)

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - summary, history, and teaching activities related to the EEOC and this historic law, which forbade discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race. (NARA)

Thurgood Marshall Law Library - historical Civil Rights publications scanned digital collection

 

History

Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement - 41 churches, houses, and other properties related largely to the post-World War II civil rights movement with photographs and texts. (National Park Service)

Voices of Civil Rights - documents the civil rights movement in the U.S.; nearly 50 photos, posters, and descriptions depict important events and individuals: school integration in Little Rock (1957), the lunch counter sit-in in Greensboro (1960), the memorial service for Medgar Evers (1963), the March on Washington (1963),

the Selma-to-Montgomery March (1965), the Voting Rights Act (1965), and others. (LOC)

The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship showcases the African American collections of the Library of Congress. Displaying more than 240 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays... (Library of Congress)

 

Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits - photos of 100 famous and influential African Americans, from with Frederick Douglass and to Wynton Marsalis with a brief biography. (Smithsonian Institution)

 

Education

From Canterbury to Little Rock: The Struggle for Educational Equality for African Americans - highlights two historic places and the role each played in the effort toward creating equal educational opportunities for African Americans. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Monroe Elementary, the school attended in 1950 by third grader Linda Brown. Because she was black, Brown was barred from attending a white school much closer to her home. (National Park Service)

 

Jim Crow

Rise and Fall of Jim Crow the century of segregation following the Civil War (1863-1954) - "Jim Crow," a name take from a popular 19th-century minstrel song, came to personify government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation. (National Endowment for the Humanities)

Race and Place: An African American Community the Jim Crow South recreates the contours of the African American community in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the start of this century. (National Endowment for the Humanities)

Remembering Jim Crow companion to a radio documentary, and examines the system that, for much of the 20th century, barred many African Americans from their rights as U.S. citizens.

From Jim Crow to Linda Brown: A Retrospective of the African-American Experience, 1897-1953 helps students understand themes of African American life in the first half of the 20th century and explore to what extent the African American experience was "separate but equal." (Library of Congress)

Radio Fights Jim Crow at a series of radio programs aimed to mend the racial and ethnic divisions that threatened America. (National Endowment for the Humanities)

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site - Atlanta's Auburn Avenue, the neighborhood where the civil rights leader was born and raised. (National Park Service)

Court Documents Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Memphis Sanitation Workers - provides fliers and other documents related to the demonstration in Memphis on March 28, 1968 when students near the end of the march broke windows of businesses; looting ensued; the march was halted. King was deeply distressed by the violence. He and fellow leaders negotiated a commitment to nonviolence among disagreeing factions in Memphis, and another march was planned for April 8. On April 4, as he stepped out of his motel room to go to dinner, he was assassinated. (NARA)

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