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VMRL Summer Institute - African American Memory: Preserving the History of the Civil Rights Era

Resource Guide for Summer Institute's Library Session


The information in this guide will connect you with some of the best research resources related to the subject of African American Studies and the Civil Rights Movement. In the march to register voters, thousands of protesters walked fifty-four miles from Selma to Montgomery to bring awareness to the low number of registered black voters in the South in March 1965. Photograph by Jack Hopper.  BIRMINGHAM NEWS/POLARIS

Resources for researching and writing about Civil Rights Movement include:

  • Article Databases for finding secondary sources on a topic.
  • Primary Source resources which will highlight digital collections, online archives, and other primary materials.
  • Books and other items featured in our catalog like our reference and audio visual collections.
  • Citation information and bibliography generators.

"Civil Rights Movement.." The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, edited by Ed. F. Abiola  Irele. ,

edited by , Biodun  Jeyifo. Oxford African American Studies Center, (accessed Fri Jul 18 16:59:31 EDT 2014).