How has the Civil Rights Movement been a model for social change that we continue to use to this day?
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1. Reference Sources
Start your research with reference sources. These sources will give you a broad view of your potential topic.
- Print Reference Sources
Use the library catalog to located print reference sources
- Digital Reference Sources
U.S. History in Context (look for reference articles)
American History (look for reference articles)
2. Sources for in depth research
- U.S. History in Context – primary sources, biographies, videos, images and more on issues throughout U.S. history. Nicely contextualized.
- American History – a broad overview as well as a variety of sources related to the civil rights movement.
- Issues and Controversies in American History – primary sources, articles and more on historic issues and controversies in American History
- Issues and Controversies – primary sources, articles and more on contemporary issues and controversies in America.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context – articles, perspectives, videos, images, primary sources and more on historic and contemporary issues.
3. Archives – chock full of primary sources!
- The Civil Rights Digital Library
The Civil Rights Digital Library is a comprehensive archive, bringing together primary source materials from the collections of many libraries, museums, public broadcasters, and other organizations.
- Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement
This archive provides access to digital files of noncommercial radio programs from the 1950s and 1960s, documenting the experiences of activists in the Civil Rights Movement. Programs include interviews with well-known civil rights figures and unknown participants, and documents activities such as sit-ins and boycotts. Ideological issues such as nonviolence, the development of the Black Power movement, and reactions to white resistance are explored through first-person accounts.
- Wisconsin Historical Society: Freedom Summer Collection.
The Wisconsin Historical Society Collection is a valuable digital archive of civil rights material related to the Freedom Summer of 1964. These include photographs, posters, and visual materials that are free for nonprofit educational use.
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