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American History: Civil Rights

Resources for American History

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Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Long Struggle for Freedom
Online exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark act, explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had on a changing society.

Civil Rights Digital Library
An extensive collection of digitized resources about the Civil Rights Movement across the United States. Includes an interactive map, keyword search, and browsable index of people, places, and topics related to Civil Rights in America.

Rosa Parks Institute for Self Development
The official web site of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. This organization was co-founded in 1987 by Rosa Parks and Elaine Eason Steele, in honor of Rosa Parks' husband Raymond Parks (1903-1977). In part, its mission is to motivate young people to reach their full potential.

On Our Shelves

Front cover image for Chicano! : the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement Rosales, Francisco A. Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. Houston, TX : Arte Público Press, 1997. Check availability in PAC Ozuna LibraryE184.M5 R634 1997.

Front cover image for Coming of age in Mississippi Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. New York, Dell, 1976. Check availability in PAC Ozuna Library, E185.97.M65 A3 1976

Front cover image for Why we can't wait King, Martin Luther. Why We Can't Wait. New York, Penguin, 1964. Check availability in PAC Ozuna Library, E185.61 .K54 1964b

Front cover image for Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism Loewen, James W. Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. New York, New Press, 2005. Check availability in PAC Ozuna Library, E185.615 .L577 2005