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Civil Rights


Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas
Basic information about the Monroe Elementary School, one of four segregated elementary schools in Topeka that the African American plaintiffs in the case were forced to attend after they were refused admission to white neighborhood schools.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.: Information Please Almanac
Provides a one-paragraph overview with links to other significant entries like Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren in the Infoplease online encyclopedia.
Brown v. Board of Education: Related National Archives Documents
Part of the Digital Classroom series, the National Archives site not only offers background information and makes the key documents available, it provides links to an excellent timeline that starts with the 1857 Dred Scott decision, offers a brief bibliography, and suggests related teaching activities.
Kodak: Powerful Days in Black and White
Relive the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of photographer Charles Moore.
Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary
Includes interviews, speeches, articles and pictures from the comprehensive book by the same title about a key legal leader and Baltimorean.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Historical Publications
Includes reports from the inception of the commission in the late 1950s. Reports are searchable by title, date, subjects, and SuDocs number. Subjects range from church burnings in the South to housing discrimination. Digital access provided by the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Voices of Civil Rights
AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress have teamed up to collect and preserve personal accounts of America's struggle to fulfill the promise of equality for all.


African-American History and Culture
This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.

Maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library