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Civil Rights Project (Spring 2016): Books, CDs & DVDs

Dr. Edwards

Subject Headings

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
Hate crimes
Human Rights
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.


Library Collections

Use the library catalog to find books and media from the print and electronic collections in the CFL!



Reference Books

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