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  • National Civil Rights Museum
    Collection of U.S. civil rights artifacts, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches and replicas of civil rights monuments.
  • Voices of Civil Rights [pick] [read review]
    Personal stories, oral histories, photographs, and personal artifacts of the Civil Rights Movement in America.
  • Infoplease: Civil Rights Movement Timeline
    Covers milestones in the history of the American civil rights movement, from the Brown vs. Board decision in 1954 to the reopening of civil rights cases and other notable events in the present day.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964@
    Learn about the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark legislation which outlawed discrimination amongst the citizens based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Sites offer the background information, online text, overview, and images of the legislation which resorts to remove inequality in voting, public facilities, education, and workplace.
  • Civil Rights Movement Veterans
    Created by and for veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s.
  • Integration of Little Rock Central High School (8)
    Learn about the Integration of Little Rock Central High School, an event where nine black students were denied entrance to the school. Sites include Articles, history, audio, videos, and pictures on the act that defied the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering integration of public schools.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)@
    Learn about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the United States Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in U.S. education. Sites provide articles, history, analysis, and text of the Supreme Court decision.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott (10)
    Learn about the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a political protest campaign intended to oppose Montgomery city's policy of racial segregation on its public transit system. Sites provide news articles, biographies, online comic, photos and videos, and timeline of the boycott sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks.
  • Greensboro Sit-Ins (3)
    Learn about the Greensboro sit-ins, an act by four youths who staged a sit-in at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina. Sites provide history, articles, timeline, audio, and pictures the sit-in movement that spread to 54 cities in two months in 1960.
  • African American Odyssey: The Civil Rights Era
    Provides an overview of significant events of the Civil Rights movement.
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Online
    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) documents the struggle of African American citizens in Birmingham to become full participants in the city's government and business community.
  • Reporting Civil Rights [pick] [read review]
    Features a timeline, perspectives on reporting, resources, and more. Presented by The Library of America.
  • Spartacus Educational: Civil Rights 1860-1980
    Examines the history of civil rights in the United States. Features biographies of campaigners, issues, and events.
  • March on Washington (11)
    Find sites about the March on Washington, the political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. in 1963. history, articles, photographs, audio clips, and text of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Plessy v Ferguson: 163 U.S. 537 (1896)@
    Learn about Plessy v. Ferguson, the landmark decision which upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation in public accommodations. Sites offer background information, overview, analysis, and text of the verdict that passed the "separate but equal" provision.
  • Civil Rights Sojourn, A
    An educational tour back to important locations and landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Civil Rights Timeline
    From the Seattle Times' Martin Luther King Jr. website.
  • Freedom Riders (3)
    Find sites on Freedom Riders, the Civil Rights activists who rode in interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decision. Sites include history, articles, pictures, and links related to the efforts of black and white volunteers.
  • Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement
    Sampling of images from the national civil rights movement and events that happened in the Seattle area.
  • 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing@
    Read about the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, an attack which claimed four lives. Sites provide articles, history, news related to the 1963 bombing of the Birmingham church.

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