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To find out much of what the library has on this topic, try a SUBJECT search using some or all of these headings:

Civil Rights Movements United States

Civil Rights Workers [+ United States or individual states]




  • Academic Search Premier
    Citations, abstracts and full-text articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to social sciences, humanities, education, physical, and biological sciences. Covers 1975 to present.
  • America: History and Life
    Citations and abstracts for journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews relating to United States and Canadian history, 1954-present.


  • Black Studies Center
    Combines key indices (Schomburg, IIBP, etc) to scholarship and primary sources in Afro-American studies.
  • Black Thought and Culture
    Collection of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the African American community from 1700s to 1975.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic communities in the United States. In several languages, 1965-present.
  • Historical Boston Globe
    The entire Boston Globe, searchable, in image files, 1872-1979.
  • Historical Chicago Defender
    Influential black weekly newspaper, searchable, in image files, 1905-1975.
  • Historical New York Times
    The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.
    Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
  • Project Muse
    Scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences published by university presses; searchable by journal issue, author, and keyword, 1996-present.


The following represent only a very small sample of the oral histories available from reliable online sources (usually universities and colleges or civil rights organizations). To find others, simply Google using the phrases "oral history" and "civil rights".


  • American Memory
    American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  • Civil Rights Digital Library
    Promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.

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