Civil Rights Digital Library: Documenting America’s Struggle for Racial Equality

The intent of the CRDL is to promote an “enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.”

Visitors can browse through the materials by place, people, events, or topics, such as “Community Organizing”, “White Resistance”, “Economic Justice”, and “Voting Rights.” Also, visitors can browse the materials by contributing institutions or media type.

There’s some really terrific material here, including oral histories, archival footage, and still photographs. Overall, it is a site that will be invaluable to historians working in this area, and anyone with an interest in learning about the civil rights movement.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013.
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