Digitized primary source material concerning the African American civil rights struggle in two modules: Federal Government Records and Organizational Records and Personal Papers. Topics include African Americans in the military, Black workers in the era of the Great Migration, civil rights under different presidential administrations, FBI files on various African American individuals and organizations, the Tuskegee Airmen records, Mary McLeod Bethune papers, Claude A. Barnett papers, records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and more.
Covers 1909-1972. Digitized primary source material from the NAACP. Content is organized into six modules documenting the NAACP's work on behalf of civil rights, including the fight for voting rights and campaigns against segregated education, discrimination and segregation in public places, residential discrimination, discrimination in the workplace and the armed forces, and the campaign against lynching, among others. Also included are the NAACP’s national organizational records and Legal Department files. Use Advanced Search for keyword searching or use the timeline to find records of significant events.
This collection contains documentaries, interviews and archival video footage covering the black experience. Subjects include history, politics, art, culture, family structure, gender relationships and economic issues. Also included: SNCC Legacy Video Collection, over fifty hours of formal addresses, panel discussions, and programs commemorating the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
The Vault is the FBI's new electronic reading room, containing 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies. This section highlights FBI documents on individuals and organizations related to the Civil Rights Movement.
Consists of the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), documenting its activities in protecting individual rights. Contents:
Academic Freedom (reels 16-35)
Civil rights (reels 286-302)
Church & State (reels 68-85)
Japanese-American Internment (reel 225)
Labor and Business (reels 103-111)
Lesbian and Gay rights (reel 303)
Native American rights (reels 304-309)
Women's rights (reels 316-320).
League of United Latin American Citizens was formed in 1929 by the merger of three Mexican American civic organizations in Texas: Order Sons of America; Order Knights of America; and the League of United Latin American Citizens. As the oldest active organization of Hispanic Americans, LULAC is committed to the advancement of the Latino community in the United States. The LULAC Archives are housed at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.