Civil Rights

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The Sweet Trials, Clarence Darrow and Race

“I would like to see a time when man loves his fellow-man, and forgets his color or his creed. We will never be civilized until that time comes. I know the Negro race has a long road to go. I be

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement

This National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary tells the powerful story of how and where the centuries-long struggle of African Americans to achieve the bright promise of America culminate

Voices of Civil Rights

The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This exhibition draws from the thousands of personal stories, oral histories, and photogra

How The Civil Rights Movement Was Covered In Birmingham

As the Civil Rights Movement was unfolding across the US in 1963, the entire nation had its eyes on climactic events taking place in Southern cities like Birmingham, Ala., and Jackson, Miss. But there

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

When Rosa Parks refused on the afternoon of Dec. 1, 1955, to give up her bus seat so that a white man could sit, it is unlikely that she fully realized the forces she had set into motion and the contr

Reporting Civil Rights

This site, a companion to The Library of America’s Reporting Civil Rights, presents the reporters and journalism of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Powerful Days in Black and White

Shocking photos bought the civil rights struggle to all of America. Relive it now through the eyes of photojournalist Charles Moore.

Integrating Ole Miss

In the fall of 1962 the college town of Oxford, Mississippi, erupted in violence. At the center of the controversy stood James Meredith, an African American who was attempting to register at the all-w

Greensboro Sit-ins: Launch of a Civil Rights Movement

Since the Greensboro sit-ins on Feb. 1, 1960, the News & Record has published dozens of stories about what brought the four N.C. A&T freshmen together in an attempt to integrate F.W. Woolwor

Civil Rights Movement Veterans

This website is created by Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement (1951-1968). It is where we tell it like it was, the way we lived it, the way we saw it, the way we still see it.