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A selection of primary sources in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
Keywords to use in searches.
Brown vs. Board of Education
Little Rock Nine/Integration of Central High School
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Civil Rights Acts
Selma to Montgomery March
Voting Rights Act
Individuals involved in the Civil Rights Movement (except Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks)
Locked up for Freedom by Heather E. SchwartzIn 1963, more than 30 African-American girls ages 11 to 16 were arrested for taking part in Civil Rights protests in Americus, Georgia. They were taken without their families' knowledge to a Civil War-era stockade in Leesburg, Georgia, where they were confined in unsanitary conditions and exposed to brutal treatment. Over the following weeks, their commitment to the fight for equality was put to the test. Combining historical research and personal interviews with several of the girls, Heather E. Schwartz brings this true story of the Civil Rights Movement to life.
Call Number: 323.11 SCH
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
The Civil Rights ERA by Hope Lourie KillcoyneOne of the most important chapters in American history, the civil rights era represents the path of recognition, acceptance, and lauding of one of America's greatest assets: its black American citizenry. This resource guides readers through the key events, successes, and trials of the civil rights movement, from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Though significant racial challenges remained even after the dismantling of legal segregation, that only makes studying the civil rights era all the more relevant for students in the twenty-first century.
Call Number: 323.11 CIV
Publication Date: 2015-07-15
The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 by Jennifer BringleRepresenting a culmination of the long and hard-fought battles leading up to and during the Civil Rights Movement, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a historic piece of legislation. The act ended segregation in public facilities and schools, prohibited une
Call Number: 342.73 BRI
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in United States History by David K. FremonIn 1954, the Supreme Court rejected the notion of "separate by equal" facilities in the famous BROWN V. BOARD of EDUCATION decision. Highlighting the efforts of both blacks and whites to promote racial equality in the face of violent attempts to preserve white supremacy, Author David K. Fremon shows how segregation made the South a caste system. He traces the history of racial discrimination from the end of the Civil War through the Jim Crow era of segregation. After years of enduring separate facilities--including water fountains, telephone books, hospitals, and cemeteries--for whites and blacks, Fremon shows how African Americans and their white supporters were eventually able to win the battle for equal rights. This book is developed from the JIM CROW LAWS and RACISM IN AMERICAN HISTORY to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions.
Call Number: 323.11 FRE
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
School Integration by Rebecca T. KleinThe landmark Supreme Court decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case of 1954 was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Striking down the toxic "separate but equal" doctrine that had long been upheld in the United States and calli