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Civil Rights in the United States

Civil Rights Movement

Government Materials Related to The Civil RIghts Era

Civil Rights Data Collection

From the U.S. Department of Education

Illustrates that Civil Rights is not a historical phenomenon but an ongoing issue in the United States.

Library of Congress: Civil Rights Resource Guide

Links to over forty sites related to Civil Rights

Library of Congress: American Memory

An important site from the Library of Congress. Use the search box to find matches to terms such as Civil Rights, Jim Crow, Martin Luther King, etc.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

A comprehensive Smithsonian Museum website

Primary Sources: General

In history and the humanities a primary source is a item produced from the time you are researching. Examples include a photograph, a letter, a newspaper article, and government documents.  Looking at actual sources from a specific time helps you get a firsthand account of what was happening then.

These resources will help you locate relevant primary sources. (See Primary Source Research for more guidance.)