Civil Rights Movement: Desegregation Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?
Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South: Duke University has compiled a collection of interviews with African-Americans who experienced segregation from 1870 through the 1950s. Listen to audio clips from the collection.
Lyrics to "The Death of Emmett Till," by Bob Dylan.
The University of Southern Mississippi's Civil Rights Oral History Digital Archive: Perhaps the largest digital archive of civil rights oral history transcripts. Search the collection, view the interview transcripts, and listen to audio recordings.
Letter from James H. Meredith to Thurgood Marshall regarding Meredith's application to the University of Mississippi, January 1961.
Read the full text of A. Philip Randolph's call for the March on Washington, an address delivered on 26 September 1942, before the MOWM meeting in Detroit, Michigan.
Read the full text of John F. Kennedy's Civil Rights speech delivered on national television on 11 June 1963.