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Civil Rights Leaders: Resources

Sources for Mrs. Gray's "Civil Rights Perspectives" project

Books in Our Library

Here are a few of the books we have on these civil rights leaders in the library.  To find more, try searching the catalog specifically for your person's name -- for example type "angela davis", and click Keyword.

On the Web

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

News Footage Clip

This video segment profiles the life and leadership of Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist who co-chaired the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Hamer testified at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, challenging Mississippi's all-white Democratic Party delegation and advocating for African American voting rights and representation.

"Fannie Lou Hamer." Teachers' Domain. 18 Jun. 2004. Web. 26 Jan. 2012. <>

Library Databases

Off campus?

There are two ways to get to the databases from off-campus: use Netilla to log-in virtually, or email us for passwords to the databases.