A collection of digitized primary sources documenting the civil rights movement, from the early 20th century to the 1970s with an emphasis on the 1960s. NAACP Papers are included.
- See also a free selection of primary sources from this database at The Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
Reveal Digital: Independent Voices
Underground newsletters of the 1960s-1980s
Chicago Defender (Proquest Historical Newspapers)
Covers several editions of the Chicago Defender newspaper from 1909-1975.
Detroit Free Press 1923-1999
Historical coverage of the Detroit Free Press.
Documenting the American South
Oral histories (UNC Chapel Hill)
Civil Rights Digital Library of Georgia
Civil Rights Project at the Library of Congress
Oral histories, collections, essays
Civil Rights in Mississippi
Digital collections of the University of Southern Mississippi, including oral histories
Civil rights documents, photos and other materials at the Digital Public Library of America
Browse digital collections of major institutions across the US
Harry Truman Library, The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights (1946)
Civil rights materials at the Eisenhower Presidential Library
Civil rights archives at the JFK Presidential Library
Guides on civil rights at the LBJ Presidential Library
Martin Luther King, Jr: Historic Speeches and Interviews
Selected documents (King Institute, Stanford U)
- search and browse selected documents from the King Papers.
- provides access to the The Online King Records Access (OKRA) database, with information on archival locations of thousands of speeches, sermons, letters, and other documents by and about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Voices of Civil Rights (Library of Congress exhibit)
Civil rights movement photos (National Archives)
Civil rights movement (Calisphere)
Alexander Street Video
Contains newsreels, documentaries, interviews and other moving image materials documenting the civil rights movement
Encyclopedias and Overviews
The Martin Luther King Encyclopedia (3rd floor, E 185.97 .K5 M334 200)
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King, Jr. From the BBC, a brief biography
Martin Luther King Jr. & the Civil Rights Movement (from the Seattle Times; it has lots of links to other resources)