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This guide features links to library resources concerning the American Civil Rights Movement.
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In this guide, you will find resources to aid you in your research of the American Civil Rights. Use the library catalog to search for books on your subject. Links to databases in GALILEO are featured, with special emphasis on databases with collections that focus on the notable individuals and events of the Civil Rights Movement. 


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Useful Databases

  • History Vault (Proquest)  
    History Vault (ProQuest) offers primary source materials from the University Publications of America (UPA) Collection in a digital format, providing a wealth of archival materials with a single search. Researchers will be able to access letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and much more.
  • JStor
    JSTOR is a collection of electronic journals in the fields of: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics.
  • Civil Rights Digital Library  
    The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) promotes an enhanced understanding of the Civil Rights Movement through its three principal components:

    --a digital video archive delivering 30 hours of historical news film allowing learners to be nearly eyewitnesses to key events of the Civil Rights Movement
    --a civil rights portal providing a seamless virtual library on the Civil Rights Movement by aggregating metadata from 75 libraries and allied organizations from across the nation
    --instructional materials to facilitate the use of the video content in the learning process

The African American Collection on the 3rd Floor

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Massive Resistance - George Lewis
Call Number: E185.61 .L5195 2006
ISBN: 0340900229
Publication Date: 2006-11-24

Ideal Citizens - James Max Fendrich
Call Number: F319.T14 F46
ISBN: 0791413233
Publication Date: 1993-03-01

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Eyes on the Prize - Juan Williams; Julian Bond (Introduction by)
Call Number: KF4757 .W52
ISBN: 0670814121
Publication Date: 1987-01-26


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