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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Civil Rights Movement Pathfinder

Secondary sources
Civil rights history primary sources
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle
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.

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

The King Center Digital Archive
Selected documents, browsable by topic

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

Sermons and speeches (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.
Photographs and audio-visual materials
Photographs of the civil rights movement (DPLA)

Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida

Voices of Civil Rights (Library of Congress exhibit)

Civil rights movement photos (U.S. State Department)

Civil rights movement (Calisphere)

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff VAST: Academic Video Online
Contains newsreels, documentaries, interviews and other moving image materials documenting the civil rights movement

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