Recommended Resources—Civil Rights

Last updated, July 2016

Below is a fairly eccletic list of websites that refer you to sources dealing with the historical and current struggle for civil rights and freedom.


Civil Rights Movement Veterans Veterans Roll Call; In Memory; The Movement and Timeline; Our Stories; Frequently Asked Questions; Documents; Commentaries; Poetry; Speakers List; Guestbook; Links; and Movement Bibliography.

Chronology, A short chronology of major events

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Inspired by our civil rights past, our mission is to encourage communication and reconciliation of human rights issues worldwide, and to serve as a depository for civil rights archives and documents.

Digital Archives of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries

White House Tapes Search White House tapes for conversations regarding Civil Rights Movement

Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching provides lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement.

Understanding the 14th Amendment (contributed by the Teen Zone of the Jefferson Digital Library)


The Chicago Freedom School

ACLU's Racial Justice Program

ACLU's Voting Rights Program

ACLU's Mass Incarceration Program

The Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership The Boggs Center is a non-profit community organization based on the Eastside of Detroit. Founded in 1995 by friends and associates of James Boggs (1919-1993) and Grace Lee Boggs, the Center seeks to honor and continue their legacy as Movement activists and theoreticians.

The California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE) works to support the education of culturally conscious African American students.

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation was formerly known as the Applied Research Center (ARC)

Center for Anti-Oppressive Education (CAOE) Through its projects on research, curriculum, professional development, and local advocacy, CAOE develops and provides innovative resources for educators, leaders, students, and advocates who are interested in creating and engaging in anti-oppressive forms of education.

New York Collective of Radical Educators NYCoRE is a group of public school educators committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society at large, by organizing and mobilizing teachers, developing curriculum, and working with community, parent, and student organizations. We are educators who believe that education is an integral part of social change and that we must work both inside and outside the classroom because the struggle for justice does not end when the school bell rings.

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) seeks to promote social change by increasing the recognition and use of existing human rights and peace law at the local, national, and international levels.