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A guide to finding resources relating to the African American and Native American civil rights movements, both in the Library and on the web
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Books in Our Library

Here are a few of the books we have on this topic in the library.  To find more, try searching the catalog for "civil rights" or "native americans", and click Keyword.

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Marching for Freedom - Elizabeth Partridge
Call Number: 323.119 PAR
Publication Date: 2009

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They Called Themselves the K. K. K. - Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Call Number: 322.4 BAR
Publication Date: 2010

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You Are Now on Indian Land - Margaret J. Goldstein
Call Number: 323.1197 GOL
ISBN: 9780761357698
Publication Date: 2011

On the Web

Some great resources that are available for free on the web:

  • Civil Rights Digital Library
    A collection of primary source photographs, footage, and interviews from museums and news corporations across the country. Use the menu on the left side to search by Media Type for news footage, letters, etc. Or find all sources related to a particular famous day or event.
  • Sequoyah Research Center: American Native Press Archives
    Online collection of manuscripts, first-hand accounts, poetry, art, and literature that “documents all aspects of Indian Life from the Indian perspective.”
  • Voices of Civil Rights
    Online exhibition at the Library of Congress

News Footage Clip

WALB newsfilm clip of reporter Jim Knight interviewing white citizens about their opinion of a proposed civil rights bill in Albany, Georgia, 1964.  Find more videos and other primary source documents at the Civil Rights Digital Library (see link above).

From the WALB News Film collection, Albany Movement Compilation Roll 6 [Tape 2], Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Award Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Library Databases

  • KUA Library Catalog
    Books and documentaries on DVD at KUA. Try a keyword search to get the most results on a topic. Use the "Power" search tool to narrow down: for example, search "civil rights" AND "malcolm x" for items about Malcolm X's role in the Civil Rights movement.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    A great place to look for primary sources -- every issue ever published by the NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, and the Hartford Courant. Before you search, try narrowing down by decade (1960s, for example) under Advanced Search to get the most relevant results. If you are looking for a particular event, you can even choose a specific day!
  • CQ Researcher
    A great starting point for current events issues. Find in-depth reports on the state of Native or African American communities in the U.S. today. Most reports include timelines, graphs and charts, and pro/con debate sections.


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Off campus?

For access to the databases from off campus, email the librarians for passwords.

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