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Civil Rights Movement Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope: The movement to secure the rights of every citizen as guaranteed by law and the U.S. Constitution.

Call number areas to browse: JC599, KF, E185

Keywords to search: Jim Crow, segregation, integration, civil liberties, etc.

Subjects to search (Library of Congress):
Civil Rights--United States, Civil Rights Movements,
Civil Rights Workers. Also, individuals (e.g. A. Philip Randolph; Bayard Rustin; etc.)

Books in our catalog:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
Brown V. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and its Troubled Legacy (KF4155.P38 2001)
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama (F334.B69 N449 2001)
Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 (E185.O43 2001)
Rosa Parks (F334.M753 B75 2000)
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (E185.61.V744 2001)

Library Resources (r):

Legal Collection

Humanities International Complete
Ethnic Newswatch Full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
Issues and Controversies on File Up-to-date information on hotly debated issues.
U.S. History in Context

note Also, try our African Americans guide.

Internet Resources:
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship Over 240 items in virtual exhibit by the Library of Congress

American Civil Liberties Union The ACLU is dedicated to fighting civil liberties violations wherever and whenever they occur.

American Women's History: Civil Rights offers online primary sources.

NAACP The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities.

National Urban League Focus on the social and educational development of youth, economic self-sufficiency and racial inclusion.

Southern Poverty Law Center Combating hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation. SPLC also supports the Civil Rights Memorial.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights whose mission includes investigating complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices and studying and collecting information relating to discrimination or a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice.


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