Adult

 

The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi

Biographies of Women Activists

Type: Profile    Location: National

The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

Type: Book – Teaching Guides    Location: National
Readings, film clips and primary documents to engage students in a deep study of the Reconstruction era.

Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Type: Book – Teaching Guides    Location: Mississippi
A compilation of resources for teaching about the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

Unequal City

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Illinois
"Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice" examines the ways in which Chicago’s most vulnerable residents navigate their neighborhoods, life opportunities, and encounters with the law.

Freedom on the Border

Type: Oral History    Location: Kentucky
The experiences of more than one hundred courageous crusaders for civil rights in Kentucky.

Round and Round Together: Taking a Merry-Go-Round Ride Into the Civil Rights Movement

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Maryland
The story of the struggle to desegregate the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Baltimore, Maryland.

Take a Seat -- Make a Stand

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: North Carolina
A middle school chapter book about the life of Sarah Keys Evans who resisted segregation on a bus in 1952..

Sarah Louise Keys

Type: Profile    Location: National, North Carolina
In 1952, Sarah Louise Keys (in the Army) refused to move when asked to give up her seat for a white Marine.

My Students Convinced Me to Let Go of Old School Teaching

Type: Article    Location: Mississippi

Household Workers Unite

Type: Article    Location: Alabama
Georgia Gilmore participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott through her fund-raising effort selling food at the boycott's mass meetings. Her grass-roots activism helped to sustain the long boycott and inspired similar groups to begin raising money.

Transportation Protests: 1841 to 1992

Type: Article    Location: National
Examples of protests of discrimination on transportation from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Daybreak of Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Alabama
Stewart Burns presents a documentary history of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator

Type: Book – Biographies    Location: Mississippi
Biography of post-WWII Mississippi voting rights activist and elected leader Aaron Henry.

Dr. Roy DeBerry: Mississippi Voting Rights Activist

Type: Profile    Location: Mississippi

American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Nan Woodruff argues that the African Congo under Belgium's King Leopold II is an apt metaphor for the Delta of the early twentieth century.

Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National
Primary documents and analysis for middle school to adult on the untold yet vital history of the Reconstruction era in the United States.

Harvey Richards Media Archive

Type: Website    Location: National
The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains a treasure of images related to the Civil Rights Movement.
The Borning Struggle

The Borning Struggle: An Interview with Bernice Johnson Reagon

Type: Oral History    Location: Georgia
Through the story of the growth of the Civil Rights Movement in one town—Albany, Georgia—students get an insider’s perspective on how and why people got involved in the Movement, the collaboration and tension between groups, and the impact the Movement had on the town and its people.

César Chávez on How It Began

Type: Oral History    Location: California
Interview with César Chávez about how the National Farm Worker Association became involved with the Filipino strike against grape growers and organized a march to Sacramento, inspiring future Chicano movement activists.

The Hip-Hop Revolution

Type: Article    Location: National, New York
Article by Manning Marable explores the connection between hip-hop and politics, including the development of the “Hip-Hop Coalition,” which to increase voter registration and turnout by African-American and Latino youth.

I Have Not Signed a Treaty with the United States Government

Type: Article    Location: National, California
Poem by Menominee writer, artist, and activist Chrystos.

Murals: Redefining Culture, Reclaiming Identity

Type: Article    Location: California
A powerful essay on the connections among art, identity, and activism, with full color photographs after the article.

“Felton X” (Bill Russell)

Type: Article    Location: National
Read this article about William (Bill) Felton Russell, a basketball star for the Boston Celtics in the 1960s. He was nicknamed “Felton X” because he wouldn’t denounce the Nation of Islam.

What Happened to the Revolt 
of the Black Athlete? A Look Back 30 Years Later

Type: Oral History    Location: National
An interview with Dr. Edwards about his involvement in the 1968 Olympic protest.

Norma

Type: Article    Location: National
An essay by poet Sonia Sanchez on what became of a girl she knew in high school.

From Freedom to Liberation: Politics and Pedagogy in Movement Schools

Type: Article    Location: National
An article about the “liberation schools” through which the Black Panther Party taught children “about the class struggle in terms of Black history.”

Remarks at the Second Circuit 
Judicial Conference

Type: Article    Location: National
Thurgood Marshall speech about affirmative action at the Second Court Judicial Conference.

Mississippi at Atlantic City

Type: Article    Location: Mississippi
This report by Charles Sherrod tells an engaging and profound story about the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the struggles faced by and within the African-American community, and the tremendous challenges yet to be addressed.

Lynch Law in America

Type: Article    Location: National
This text is excerpted from “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition,” a pamphlet prepared by Ida B. Wells-Barnett in August 1893 at the time of the Columbian Exposition (World’s Fair).

Preserving and Teaching Black History

Type: Oral History    Location: National
During this powerful interview, Jenkins talks about the history of Howard University, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), pan-Africanism, liberatory education, the Association for the Study of African American Life and Culture (ASALH), Black history as American history, Stokely Carmichael, lessons from the barbershop, revolutionary nonviolence, and much more.

A Documents-Based Lesson on the Voting Rights Act: A Case Study of SNCC's work in Lowndes County and the Emergence of Black Power

Type: Lesson    Location: National, Alabama
Readings by Ella Baker, John Hullet, John Lewis, and more help students explore how SNCC and the struggle for voting rights in Lowndes County are connected to the development of the Black Panther Party.

Lessons from the Heartland A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Wisconsin
History of public education in Wisconsin with a focus on civil rights struggles. By Barbara Miner, 2012.

Precious Knowledge

Type: Film    Location: Arizona
Documentary film on the attack on ethnic studies in Arizona.

Land Stolen From Black Americans Through Racism, Violence and Murder

Type: Article    Location: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri
Examples of land stolen from Black Americans

Zinn Education Project

Type: Website    Location: National
Lessons and other resources for K-12 for teaching peoples history.

Marion Barry Interview by High School Students

Type: Oral History    Location: District of Columbia, Mississippi
Interview with SNCC veteran Marion Barry by high school students.
Reconstructing Democracy

Reconstructing Democracy: Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South After the Civil War

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Justin Behrend, 2015. Story of African-Americans in Mississippi after the Civil War.

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Devery S. Anderson, 2015. Comprehensive account of the murder of Emmett Till and its aftermath.

Teaching About Nonviolence and Self-Defense

Type: Lesson    Location: National, Mississippi
Reading and discussion strategy for short text by Charles Cobb Jr. on nonviolence and self-defense in the Civil Rights Movement.

Gallery Walk on the History of Education in Mississippi Through the Lens of Race

Type: Lesson    Location: Mississippi
Gallery walk on the history of education and race in Mississippi.

Judge Carlton Reeves Offers a Lesson in History

Type: Article    Location: Mississippi
Statement by Judge Carlton Reeves on history of racism in Mississippi.

Voting Rights Act: Beyond the Headlines

Type: Article    Location: National
Twelve key points we should all know about the history that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision

Type: Book – Biographies    Location: Alabama, Mississippi, New York

March, Book One and Book Two

Type: Book – Biographies    Location: National, Alabama
Graphic novels on the life of John Lewis' childhood and engagement in the modern Civil Rights Movement.

A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi

Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Alabama
Case study of the creative and brave organizing for democracy and human rights in Lowndes County, Alabama.

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

Type: Film    Location: Mississippi
Documentary film and discussion guide about the first African Americans to desegregate the white high school in Batesville, Mississippi in 1967–69.

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

Type: Film    Location: Mississippi
Documentary film about a contemporary environmental justice story in Gulfport, Mississippi. 2013.

Minds Stayed on Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Rural South, An Oral History

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National, Mississippi

Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Reportage, oral history, and memoir about a pivotal case in the fight for voting rights, the United States v. Lynd.

Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Comprehensive examination of the Jackson, Mississippi–based women’s organization Womanpower Unlimited, founded in 1961.

Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s

Type: Oral History    Location: National
Oral histories from key events of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Excellent classroom resource for middle to high school.

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Primary documents from Freedom Summer.

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of the Civil Rights Movement in Biloxi in 1959.

Nicolás Guillén: The Struggle against Two Racisms

Type: Article    Location: National
Essay about world-renowned Afro-Cuban poet, writer, and activist Nicolás Guillén (1902–1989).

U.S. Flag An Act of Defiance for Voting Rights Activists

Type: Article    Location: Mississippi
The story behind this iconic photo of a young boy defending his right to hold the U.S. flag and the rights it symbolizes.

One Person, One Vote

Type: Website    Location: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi
Documentary website on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

"I Never Will Forget" Memories From Mississippi Freedom Summer

Type: Oral History    Location: Mississippi
Produced by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, May 2014. Booklet with oral histories.

Counter Histories: Documenting the Struggle to Desegregate Southern Restaurants

Type: Website    Location: Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
Documentary website on the sit-in movement in five southern cities.

Rev. George W. Lee: Voting Rights Activist

Type: Article    Location: Mississippi
Profile of Rev. George Lee, murdered in May of 1955 for his voting rights activism in Belzoni, Mississippi.

Cross Burning Threatens Black Sorority at Georgia Tech 30 Years Ago

Type: Article    Location: Georgia
Janine Gomez, 2015 A member of Georgia Tech's Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historically Black sorority, recounts witnessing 1985 cross burning at her sorority house.

Blackwell v. Issaquena Board of Education

Type: Article    Location: Mississippi

Big Shoes to Fill

Type: Lesson    Location: National
Community building activity based on the prompt, "in whose shoes am I walking."

The Alabama Project

Type: Article    Location: Alabama
Bruce Hartford, n.d. A summary of the Alabama Project to protest the denial of voting rights to African Americans.

To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
William Sturkey and Jon N. Hale, 2014 An account, through newspapers, of the lives of African-American students who attended Freedom Schools in 1964.

Socratic Seminars

Type: Website    Location: National
Selected articles and websites on Socratic Seminars.

Malcolm X: Make It Plain

Type: Article    Location: National
Orlando Bagwell, 1994 A documentary about the life of Malcolm X.

From Civil Rights to Black Power: The Significance of the 1965-66 Alabama Freedom Movement

Type: Article    Location: National
Abayomi Azikiwe, 2015 A discussion of the impact of the Alabama Freedom Movement on the African American struggle.

Ella Baker Birthday Celebration in 1978

Type: Primary Document    Location: National
Letter of invitation and tribute from an event to honor and support Ms. Ella Baker.

The 1965 Mississippi Congressional Challenge

Type: Article    Location: National, Mississippi
An article discussing the 1965 Mississippi Congressional Challenge's impact on voting rights for African Americans.

Colia Liddell Lafayette Clark

Type: Article    Location: Alabama, Mississippi
Profile of SNCC activist Colia Lafayette, born in Mississippi. Active in her home state, Alabama, and New York.

The View from the Trenches

Type: Article    Location: National
Charles Payne, 2006. An article that problematizes the traditional narrative of the Civil Rights Movement.

Bloody Selma

Type: Oral History    Location: Alabama
Prathia Hall's description of organizing in Selma, Alabama.

Dallas County Voters League

Type: Article    Location: Alabama
Holly Jansen, 2012 A dedicated history online of the Dallas County Voters League (DCVL), the group that bravely launched the fight for voting and economic rights in Selma in the 1920s.

Contemporary Police Brutality and Misconduct: A Continuation of the Legacy of Racial Violence

Type: Article    Location: National

The Fog Machine

Type: Book Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Susan Follett, 2014 Historical fiction set during Freedom Summer in Mississippi and Chicago.
So the Heffners Left McComb cover

So the Heffners Left McComb

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Hodding Carter, 1965 The story of a family’s encounter with staunch racism and terrorism that led to their departure from McComb, Miss.

In Their Own Voice: Oral Histories Collected by the Library of Congress

Type: Oral History    Location: National, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina
Oral history interviews by Civil Rights Movement veterans.

Freedom Summer

Type: Film    Location: Mississippi
Documentary film about Freedom Summer. 2014.

This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National, Mississippi
Charles E. Cobb, 2014 The vital role that armed self-defense played in the survival and liberation of black communities during the Southern Freedom Movement.

This Light of Ours Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

Type: Book – Photos    Location: National
Leslie G. Kelen, 2012 Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement.

Mississippi Eyes The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project

Type: Book – Photos    Location: Mississippi
Matt Heron, 2014 Photo documentary of Freedom Summer in 1964.

The March on John Philip Sousa: A Social Action Project

Type: Article    Location: District of Columbia
After learning about John Philip Sousa Middle School's connection to desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement, students are inspired to take collective action to preserve the school's designation as a historic landmark.

Nonviolence vs. Jim Crow

Type: Article    Location: National
Bayard Rustin, 1942 Article by Bayard Rustin about the use of non-violence in 1942 to challenge Jim Crow.

Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Florida
Tananarive Due and Patricia Stephens Due, 2003 Book about the civil rights movement, told from the perspective of two generations.

Coming of Age in Mississippi

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Anne Moody, 2002 Autobiography about growing up in Mississippi in the forties and fifties.

We've Got A Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Alabama
Cynthia Y. Levinson, 2012 Book about the 1963 Birmingham Children's March as seen through the eyes of four young people who were at the center of the action.

Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National
Susan D. Carle, 2013 Vital history of late 19th and early 20th century organizing that laid the groundwork for modern Civil Rights Movement.

The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Ted Ownby, 2013 Book of essays that these twelve essays tell new stories about the civil rights movement in the state most resistant to change.

Movers and Movements: Fighting for Social Justice in South Africa

Type: Lesson    Location: South Africa
Lesson on the South African freedom struggle for middle and high school students.

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

Type: Film    Location: National, Mississippi
Keith Beauchamp, 2005 Documentary about the journey to uncover the truth behind the nightmarish murder of an innocent African-American teenager.

Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre of 1968

Type: Film    Location: South Carolina
Bestor Cram and Judy Richardson, 2009 An in depth look at a massacre that happened at South Carolina State College in 1968.

Salt of the Earth

Type: Film    Location: New Mexico
McCarthy era film about the struggle for equality of Mexican-American miners--examines issues of labor, gender, and ethnicity. 1954.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Type: Film    Location: National
Richard Wormser, 2002 Explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker

Type: Film    Location: National
Joanne Grant, 1981 Award-winning documentary about Ella Baker's life and contributions to the civil rights movement

The Three R's- Reading, 'Riting, and Race: The Evolution of Race in Mississippi History Textbooks, 1900-1995

Type: Article    Location: Mississippi
A detailed study of the history of racism in Mississippi textbooks by Rebecca Miller Davis. 2010.

Teaching the Movement: The State of Civil Rights Education in the United States 2011

Type: Article    Location: National
A national report card on the state of civil rights education in our country

Uncle Sam's Children: Travels in the USA

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Karl Eskelund, 1965 A book chronicling the experiences of a Danish travel writer, including his experiences in McComb, Mississippi.

The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68

Type: Book – Photos    Location: National
Steven Kasher, 1996. The story of the civil rights movement through inspiring photographs.

This Day in Civil Rights History

Type: Book – Teaching Guides    Location: National
Horace Randall Williams and Ben Beard, 2009 A full page description of a key event in the history of the Civil Rights Movement for each day of the year.

For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Type: Book – Biographies    Location: National, Mississippi
Chana Kai Lee, 2000. The powerful story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who grew up among "the poorest of the poor" in rural Mississippi and became a national figure in the civil rights movement.

Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National
Recent book about southern student activism in the 1960s

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National, Alabama
Jeanne Theoharis, 2014 A revealing window into Mrs. Rosa Parks’ politics and years of activism.

Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
James P. Marshall, 2013 The role of students in the civil rights movement in Mississippi.

Critical Focus: The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards

Type: Book – Photos    Location: National, California, Mississippi
Paul Richards, 1987 Photographic collection of the 1960s protest movements.

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle

Type: Book – Biographies    Location: National, Mississippi
Gilbert R. Mason, 2012 A memoir of a prominent black doctor in Mississippi and his efforts to fight against segregation

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White

Type: Book – Biographies    Location: Alabama
Lila Quintero Weaver, 2012 A memoir written as a graphic novel about an Latino girl living during the civil rights movement in Alabama.

A Life is More Than a Moment: The Desegregation of Little Rock's Central High

Type: Book – Photos    Location: Arkansas
Will Counts, 2007 Photographs and corresponding essays depict the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High.

Mighty Times: The Children's March

Type: Film    Location: National
Robert Houston, 2004 Academy Award-winning documentary film that tells the heroic story of the young people in Birmingham, Alabama, who brought segregation to its knees.

Eyes on the Prize

Type: Film    Location: National, Mississippi
Blackside Inc., 2006. Classic documentary film on the people's history of the Civil Rights Movement.

Meet Medgar Evers: Introduction to the Southern Freedom Movement

Type: Lesson    Location: Mississippi
This role play introduces students to the life and legacy of Medgar Evers and the voting rights struggle in the 1950s and 60s.

The Unknown Origins of the March on Washington: Civil Rights Politics and the Black Working Class

Type: Article    Location: National
William P. Jones, 2010 The hidden history of the origins of the March on Washington in the fight for racial equality in labor and the labor movement.

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National
Bayard Rustin, 2012 The story of the behind-the-scenes strategist, organizer, and advocate of non-violence, Bayard Rustin.

The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National
Gary Younge, 2015 The story behind Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National
William P. Jones, 2014 A history of the 1963 March on Washington and the Civil Rights leaders behind it.

Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark

Type: Book – Biographies    Location: National
Katherine Mellen Charron, 2012 Biography of Septima Clark who played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement through education.

Freedom Summer

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Bruce Watson, 2010 A history of Freedom Summer, the pivotal period of the Civil Rights Movement in 1964 Mississippi

Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National
Steven F. Lawson, Charles M. Payne, & James T. Patterson, 2006 Introduces and examines the complex story of the modern Civil Rights Movement as it should be taught, providing key background information and analysis for teachers.

Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National, Mississippi
Emilye Crosby, 2011 A collection of original works on the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement.

Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

Type: Book – Teaching Guides    Location: National
Deborah Menkart, Alana Murray, and Jenice L. View, 2004 Lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement.

The Promise: Brown v. Board of Education, The Civil Rights Movement, and Our Schools

Type: Book – Teaching Guides    Location: National
Rethinking Schools, 2004 A special expanded issue of Rethinking Schools magazine on the history and legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and racial justice in the classroom.

We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Akinyele Omowale Umoja, 2013 Documents the use of armed resistance by black activists and supporters in Mississippi from the early 1950s to the late 1970s.

SNCC: The New Abolitionists

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National, Mississippi
Howard Zinn, 2013 A detailed history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Charles M. Payne, 2007 The people’s history of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
John Dittmer, 1995 A detailed, grassroots description of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National, Mississippi
Charles E. Cobb Jr., 2007 An educational travel guide to historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement.

Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders

Type: Film    Location: Mississippi
Laura J. Lipson, 2002 One of the best films on the Civil Rights Movement, this award-winning documentary reveals the movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it.

Faces of Freedom Summer

Type: Book – Photos    Location: Mississippi
Herbert Randall, 2001 Photos of Freedom Summer in 1964 Mississippi.

Remembering Medgar Evers

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Minrose Gwin, 2013 In her compelling study of collective memory and artistic production, Remembering Medgar Evers, Minrose Gwin engages the powerful body of work that has emerged in response to Evers’s life and death.

Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Poetry of 1964 Freedom Summer

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez, 2007 During the summer of 1964, a presidential election year, SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) sent volunteers into Mississippi to expand Black voter registration in the state.

Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
This biography of civil rights leader Medgar Evers draws on personal interviews and extensive archival work. By Michael Vinson Williams, 2011.

Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Sue Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan, 2012 Thunder of Freedom unites Sue Sojourner’s personal experiences with her insights regarding the dynamics of race relations in the 1960s South, providing readers with a unique look at the struggle for rights and equality in Mississippi.

An Ordinary Hero: True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mullholland

Type: Film    Location: Mississippi
Loki Mulholland, 2013 “An Ordinary Hero” is the true story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a white Southern Civil Rights activist.

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: Mississippi
Henry T Gallagher, 2012 A first-person account of the turbulent times of the Oxford riot by a soldier who guarded James Meredith when he integrated Ole Miss.

Hands On the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

Type: Book – Non Fiction    Location: National, Mississippi
Faith Holsaert et al, 2010. An unprecedented women’s history of the Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins to Black Power.

The Limits of Master Narratives in History Textbooks: An Analysis of Representations of Martin Luther King, Jr

Type: Article    Location: National
Derrick Alridge, 2006 Critique of textbook coverage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.