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Finding Primary Document Collections:
                                Civil Rights

 



 

MULTICULTURALISM

AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
African American experience in Birmingham (Birminham AL Public Library)

slavery

Frederick Douglas Papers presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. 
 

Sydney Howard Gay's "Record of Fugitives" In 1855 and 1856, Sydney Howard Gay, the editor of the weekly abolitionist publication, the National Anti-Slavery Standard and a key operative in the underground railroad in New York City, decided for unknown reasons to meticulously record the arrival of fugitive slaves at his office.  The resulting two volumes, which he called The Record of Fugitives (Columbia University)

RECONSTRUCTION / JIM CROW ERA

 

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
 

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

 


ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

CSU Japanese American Digitization Project   presents a documentary narrative of Japanese nationals in America (Issei) and their American-born children (Nisei) before, during, and after World War II.  (California State University)

latinx american experience

Alonso S. Perales Papers A civil rights lawyer, diplomat, political leader and soldier, Alonso S. Perales (1898-1960) was one of the most influential Mexican Americans of his time.   (University of Houston)

Mary F. Lopez papers - document the life and times of Mexican-American activist Mary F. Lopez (1921-2015), and to a lesser extent the war-time experience of her husband, Jose R. Lopez. Originally born in Brownsville, Texas, Mary Fernandez Lopez later moved to Houston in 1943, where she started a family and began her involvement in efforts to improve living conditions and rights of Latinos in the Houston area  (University of Houston


LGBTQ
Houston and Texas Feminist & Lesbian Newsletters, 1970s-1980s  (University of Houston)
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Mary Church Terrell papers - The papers of educator, lecturer, suffragist, and civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954)  contains diaries, correspondence, printed matter, clippings, and speeches and writings, primarily focusing on Terrell's career as an advocate of women's rights and equal treatment of African Americans. 

BIGOTRY, HATE CRIMES, WHITE NATIONALISM, WHITE SUPREMACY

Southern Poverty Law Center Newsletter - archives from 1973-present (Alabama Dept. of Archives & History)

 

Library of Congress Digital Collections