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American Civil Liberties Union

The official Web page for the ACLU, an organization that is "the nation's foremost advocate of individual rights -- litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States."

Civil Rights

The Lyndon B. Johnson Library presents Civil Rights history for kids.

An Interactive Civil Rights Chronology

This Yale University website presents a civil rights timeline from 1502 through 2000.

American Civil Rights Institute

"A national civil rights organization created to educate the public about racial and gender preferences."

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

The University of Stanford looks at the significant events in the Civil Rights Movement as well as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s role in this important time in US history.

The Civil Rights Era

The Library of Congress presents information and historic items related to civil rights in America.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places in the Civil Rights Movement

The National Park Service presents landmarks of significant historic landmarks in the Civil Rights Movement.

Reporting Civil Rights

This site highlights the journalism of the US civil rights movement.

A Reporter's Notebook: Images of the Civil Rights Movement

This site presents the photographs of Wilfred George Randall.

Prints & Photographs Collection

The Library of Congress provides online access to over one million photos and images of historical significance. Search the collection by typing in "civil rights" or more specific terms related to the civil rights movement.

16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

National Public Radio features the 40th anniversary of the bombing and the recent trial that convicted Bobby Frank Cherry in the bombing. Listen to the radio clip or read the transcript online.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

The National Park Service highlights the historic significance of this building.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

The Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections presents photographs, newpaper clippings and other documents about the event.

Black Panther Party

Black Panther Party

This is the official site for the party.

Brown v. Board of Education

Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education

The Smithsonian Institute presents this virtual exhibit to complement the museum's exhibit. The site includes a history of the landmark case as well as educational materials.

Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483

This site briefly explains what the court case is about, what question the courts were asked to answer and what the court opinion was and what it meant.

The Case

This site lets students listen to the original US Supreme Court decision regarding Brown v. Board of Education.

The Supreme Court and Brown v. Board of Ed

National Public Radio provides a history behind the Supreme Court and its Brown v. Board decision.

Timeline of Events Leading to the Brown v. Board of Education Decision, 1954

This site helps one understand the events that led to this landmark case.

Brown v. Board of Education

The National Park Service presents information about the case and related court cases, the school building that is of historical significance and more.

Brown v. Board of Education

PBS presents background information about the case, the ruling and a summary of the ruling from the Supreme Court.

Thurgood Marshall and Brown v. Board of Ed.

This NPR site highlights Marshall's integral role in leading the school desegregation fight.

Horizons of Opportunities: Celebrating 50 Years of Brown v. Board of Education

Other Significant Court Cases

Alvarez v. Board of Trustees of Lemon Grove School District

Alvarez v. Board of Trustees of Lemon Grove School District

Considered perhaps the nation's first successful desegregation court case, this site explains how the 1930 case came about.

Bolling v. Sharpe

Bolling v. Sharpe, 347 U.S. 497

This one-page summary helps explain what the case was about and what the court's opinion meant.

Bolling v. Sharpe, 347 U.S. 497

This is the full text of the US Supreme Court's entire court case opinion.

Brown v. Board of Education II

Brown v. Board of Education, 349 U.S. 294

This site briefly explains what the court case is about, what question the courts were asked to answer and what the court opinion was and what it meant.

Brown v. Board of Education, 349 U.S. 294

Brown II addressed this question "What means should be used to implement the principles announced in Brown I?" and reaffirmed the 1954 decision and the court's strong encouragement to comply "with all deliberate speed."

Cooper v. Aaron

Cooper V. Aaron, 358 U.S. 1 (1958)

This site briefly explains what the court case is about, what question the courts were asked to answer and what the court opinion was and what it meant.

Cooper V. Aaron, 358 U.S. 1 (1958)

This is the full text of the US Supreme Court's entire court case opinion.

Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson

The Library of Congress highlights the events that took place in this court case. The site includes photos illustrating segregation.

Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 (1896)

The 1896 case that found that segregation does not in itself constitute unlawful discrimination.

Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 (1896)

This is the full text of the court's opinion on the case.

U. S. vs. Cecil Price et al.

U. S. vs Cecil Price et al.

Also called the Mississippi Burning trial, this 1967 court case addressed lynching and included one of the most determined segregationist judges.

The Mississippi Burning Trial: A Chronology

What began, as a voter's registration event in 1964 became a murder trial in 1967.

Bus Boycotts

The First Civil Rights Bus Boycott

NPR presents the audio and transcript for its All Things Considered discussion about the Baton Rouge bus boycott of 1953.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

This site explains the significance of this boycott to the civil rights movement.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

This site gives a quick summary as well as details of the event and has primary resources, such as newspaper articles, scanned in.

Civil Rights Laws

Congress and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The National Archives and Records Administration presents this look at the legislation and its place in US history.

Major Features of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This site explains what the importance of this act is.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Full text of the original civil rights act.

Voting Rights Act 1965

Voting Rights Act of 1965

This site presents court cases that involved the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Dred Scott Decision

Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

This site provides a detailed history of the case, traces Scott's travels on a map, arguments for and against Dred Scott and political cartoons. Read newspaper editorials about the case from 1857 and Lincoln's speech regarding the case. This site includes more than just student information. It provides educators with lesson plan ideas and activities.

The Dred Scott Case

The Washington University libraries present digital images of the original case documents filed in St. Louis. The site also includes a chronology of events.

This site summarizes the court case and conclusion.

Dred Scott vs Sanford

Insert Dred Scott Case in the site search box.

Freedom Rides

Freedom Rides

These rides moved to challenge segregation on interstate bus and bus stations.

Freedom Rides Revisited

NPR and All Things Considered present an interview with four of the original 13 freedom riders. Listen to these interviews online.

Greensboro Sit-ins

Greensboro Sit-Ins: Launch of the Civil Rights Movement

This comprehensive site presents brief biographies and interview audio clips of key figures involved, media coverage and photographs at the time, a timeline of events and an in-depth multimedia section full of audio interviews, video clips and more.

Sit In Movement

This site offers a history of the sit-ins.

Jim Crow Laws

An African-American Community in the Jim Crow South: Charlottesville VA

The site includes oral histories, maps, city records, political materials, personal papers, newspaper articles and images.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

This PBS site looks at a century of segregation; shares personal stories through audio and video clips and summaries the national struggle for racial equality. The site also includes interactive maps that illustrate states that had Jim Crow laws, migration and lynching and riots.

The History of Jim Crow

This Web companion to the television program "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow" presents a detailed history and timeline of the Jim Crow era and where geographically these laws existed.

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

This site discusses who Jim Crow was, the caricatures’ and stereotypes of African Americans. Take a virtual tour of the museum and some of its artifacts.

Significant Historic Events

A brief timeline of Jim Crow laws and growth in segregation.

Ku Klux Klan

Ku Klux Klan

This PBS site provides a brief history of the organization.

Ku Klux Klan

The Freedom of Information Act led to the release of this 500-page FBI document of the organization's 1964-1965 investigation into the Klan for possible violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Little Rock Nine

Little Rock High School 40th Anniversary

This site commemorates the events of the nine students challenging segregation at their high school.

Little Rock Central High School 50th Anniversary

Another site that commemorates the events of the nine students challenging segregation at their high school.

The Little Rock Nine: 50 Years Later

The New York Times talks about the events with people who were there.

On the Front Lines with the Little Rock 9

This PBS Kids site introduces the Little Rock 9 for younger youth to understand.

Segregation Showdown at Little Rock

NPR reflects on the events in Little Rock.

Lynching

Lynching in Alabama

This one page website from PBS summarizes the history of lynching in Alabama.

Deluth Lynchings Online

The Minnesota Historical Society presents historical documents related to the June 15, 1920 lynchings.

Lynching in America

This site presents a history of lynching in the US and beyond, lynching in the press, the Ku Klux Klan, and how it came to an end.

March on Washington

The March on Washington

National Public Radio commemorates the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington. Listen to interviews and NPR's radio broadcasts.

Remembering the March

The Online Newshour on PBS presents this comprehensive site that not only highlights the events and key figures of the March on Washington but also presents information about the national Civil Rights struggle and addressing race today.

Scottsboro Trials

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

PBS and the American Experience series look at the people and events surrounding the 1931 arrest and court case of nine black youth who were accused of raping two white women aboard an Alabama train. The site includes a timeline, maps and teacher resources.

Famous American Trials: The Scottsboro Trials: 1931-1937

This site presents a timeline, maps, biographies, letters and newspaper articles, photographs, and more.

Selma to Montgomery March

When You Pray, Move Your Feet

The Library of Congress presents a history and photographs of the Selma to Montgomery march.

Selma to Montgomery

The National Park Service provides a history for this national historic trail.

Selma to Montgomery March

An official file about the march and riots from the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

Watts Riots

Watts Riots

PBS presents information about and video clips of the Watts riots.

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