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King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Kids and Teens: People and Society: Biography: Civil Rights Leaders
Reference: Museums: Cultural: Ethnic: African-American
Society: Ethnicity: African: African-American: History
Society: Issues: Race-Ethnic-Religious Relations
The 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing
- Information and history of the Birmingham Church bombing of 1963.
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
- Did you know...A. Philip Randolph first planned a March on Washington in 1941 to protest against governmental hiring practices that excluded African Americans from federal employment and federal contracts?
African American History: Welcome
- This project documents a selection of important events in African American history. Currently it begins with the 1857 Dred Scott case and continues through Plessy v. Ferguson, the civil rights movement from 1955-1965, and school integration. It may be expanded in the future to contain information on other topics as well.
American Women in the Civil Rights Movement
- A course by the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute featuring six women in the Civil Rights Movement based on the literature of Eloise Greenfield.
Civil Rights Author Discusses Birmingham, Alabama Revolution
- Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Carry Me Home, discusses the revoltion that led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in an interview with Jerry Jazz Musician.
Civil Rights History Guide - The History Beat
- The Search Beat covers a variety of topics, including a Civil Rights History Guide with top Civil Rights history, timelines of the Civil Rights struggle, and resources. Well organized by time periods; includes civil rights photography.
Civil Rights Movement: March on Washington 1963
- A short history leading to and following the March 18, 1963 March on Washington D.C. for Jobs and Freedom.
Facing History and Ourselves
- Educational organization. Video clips of individuals who involved the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 60s. Also describes educational and professional development programs and resources, lists regional offices, and provides news and event calendar.
Freetown Village - A Living History Museum
- Freetown Village is a living history museum which depicts the lives and lifestyles of free African Americans in the year 1870. This symbolic community represents many of the predominantly African American settlements scattered throughout Indiana during the post-Civil War years. The residents of Freetown Village are composite characters of the approximately 3,000 men, women and children identified on the 1870 Indianapolis census.
Greensboro, North Carolina Sit-Ins
- The Greensboro News and Record and Public Library chronicle the 1960 sit-in movement with a timeline, photos, and voices of the participants.
Harry T. Moore Homesite - Mims, Florida
- Harry T. Moore Homesite site commemorates lives of two pioneering American Black civil rights workers, murdered in 1951. Organized first Brevard Co. Chapter NAACP in 1934, and led Florida fight for equality and justice. First killing of prominent civil rights leaders, historical spark helped ignite American civil rights movement.
Historic Places in the Civil Rights Movements
- The National Parks Services' story of the Civil Rights Movement centered around places listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Integrating Ole Miss
- The Kennedy Presidential Library's account of James Meredith, the African-American student whose attempt to register at the University of Mississippi in 1962 provoked violent confrontation. Time lines, biographical profiles, and primary sources.
Jim Crow Online
- The official home of the PBS documentary, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow.
Juneteenth Worldwide Celebration
- Website brings together the spirit of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings.
Milliken's Bend - Black Soldiers Defeat Confederates
- Black soldiers vindicated President Abraham Lincoln by defeating Confederate soldiers at Milliken's Bend, in the critical battle for Vicksburg in the Civil War. As a result, most barriers to the enlistment and effective deployment of Colored recruits were eliminated in pursuit of the ultimate Union victory. Most of the Colored infantry had minimal training, were outnumbered and ill-equipped. Nevertheless, in close hand-to-hand combat, they routed the "Rebs" and won respect previously denied by both sides of the conflagration. Site features maps, links, historical articles, discussion group.
A Modern History of Blacks in Mathematics
- A contemporary history of Blacks in Mathematics,featuring the first African Americans in the Mathematical Sciences and related events in the past 300 years. Links are presented in a timeline and include such information as first African American to obtain Ph.D. in math, first black math professors and related links.
A Photographic History of The Civil Rights Movement
- Photos and text from The Civil Rights Movement.
Sojourn to the Past
- Offers students, educators and parents the chance to travel for ten days through the South visiting the most dramatic sites and hearing the speakers that first witnessed and created the civil rights movement
The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
- Review of 1955-1956 landmark events from the Montgomery Advertiser. Features newspaper front pages, article archives, biographies of key pioneers, timeline of events, video clips.
Three Victims of the Freedom Summer 1964 Civil Rights Movement
- A sculptural portrayal of James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, slain in the struggle for civil rights that they lived for, and that we all have.
Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement
- Personal testimony and contact information from veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement.
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963
- Randy Sydnor's audio interview of Dr. Daniel Levering Lewis, Du Bois biographer, on the show, Oxford Review.
National Center for Public Policy Research: Brown v. Board of Education
- An unofficial text of the Supreme Court's landmark civil rights case. (May 17, 1954)
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