Some relevant search terms for this project are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list, so please ask a librarian if you need to find additional books and/or AV materials specific to your topic or decade. Nonfiction books may be checked out for three weeks.
African Americans -- Civil Rights
Blacks -- Civil Rights
Civil Rights -- United States -- History
Civil Rights Demonstrations
Civil Rights Movements
Southern States -- Race Relations
HINT: Use personal names, place names, events, etc. as search terms for resources! Examples: Martin Luther King, Andrew Young, Emmett Till, Montgomery Bus Boycott, March on Washington, etc.
Use the library catalog to find books and media from the print and electronic collections in the CFL!
Our Reference section on the top floor of the library contains several resources that will provide excellent background information for your project topics. You may check out reference books starting during Office Hours and must return them before the start of school the following day.
Civil Rights in the United States (2 vols.) Ref. 323.0973-CIVIL
Defining Documents in American History: Civil Rights (1954-2015) Ref. 973-DEFIN 1954
NOTE: Also available as an e-book in our catalog.
Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century (3 vols.) Ref. 973.003-ENCY
Encyclopedia of American Cultural & Intellectual History (3 vols.) Ref. 973.03-ENCY
Encyclopedia of American Studies (4 vols.) Ref. 973.03-ENCY
American Decades: 1950-1959 Ref. 973.92-AMERICAN
American Decades: 1960-1969 Ref. 973.92-AMERICAN
Civil Rights and the Great Society 1961-197 Ref. 973.921-TWENT