Below is a link archive that augments the "LESSON 1" videos on the homepage.
Please explore and enjoy.
Interesting places to learn and explore history [and the present] from the people who lived it. The link archive below will help to provide a broad-spectrum view of where the "civil rights movement" came from and what is it's legacy.
A Panther in Africa - "A Panther in Africa," a new documentary having
its national broadcast premiere on public television's P.O.V. series, is
the story of Pete O'Neal, one of the last exiles from the time of Black
Power, when young rebels advocated black pride, unity, community
service and sometimes, violence.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. - Speech on Civil Rights
Black Panthers - Though there are many
who continue to claim the name as theirs, the original had more
strategic intelligence and effect on our community than any that have
Earl Caldwell - Legendary journalist in
the civil rights struggle. He was on the first floor of the Larraine
Motel the day Dr. King was murdered.
Ella Baker - A "mother" of the movement
gets her due; Ella Baker's behind-the-scenes work in organizing a vast
army of civil rights activists takes center stage. Gives a nice
perspective to what Ms. Baker means to the movement.
Ella Baker - Bio from FactMonster.com
Ella Baker - Bio from the SNCC website
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Encyclopedia Britannica guide to Black History - An overview of the popular figures in Black History
Fannie Lou Hamer - Bio
Frederick Douglass, "A Plea for Free Speech in Boston," 1860
Frederick Douglass - A massive archive of his writings
Malcolm X - An academic website dedicated to the life and work of Malcolm X
Malcolm X What he said - An amazing
archive of recordings of Malcolm X. Over 17 hours of legendary speeches
archived. The best way to learn about Malcolm, to listen to him.
Martin R. Delany and the Beginnings of Black Nationalism by Derrick Morrison
Martin Luther King, Jr; Audio Video (Has free audio and video samples and also provides educational materials.)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Mary McLeod Bethune - Bio
Sojourner Truth - Bio (Overview)
Sojourner Truth - A Bio (Very extensive)
Here are a number of laws that were specifically directed toward the Black community.
American Drug Laws - The New Jim Crow
BIENNIAL SPEECH by Ira Glasser, Executive Director of the ACLU June, 1999
Aurora Forum - Text and audio archives from people like Angela Davis, Joycelyn Elders and more.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Home page
Black Arts Movement
Black History hotlist
Findlaw - This is a legal document resource website, but the documents
are fun to browse through and are mostly understandable by the
non-lawyer, like us.
From Swastika to Jim Crow
Harriet A. Washington - Author of Medical Apartheid
Historic Text Archive - Has links, with explanations, to over 40 document rich sites.
Human Rights Record of the United States
part one part two
The "official" website for the Juneteenth celebration
A "Northern Lynching," 1949. Remembering the Trenton Six Case By Peter Salwen
"Project C": Birmingham
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Tim Wise - ZNet Commentary Archive (Educational)
Witnessing and Testifying