Miller Center

Primary Resources: Civil Rights

  • Reporting Civil Rights
    The Library of America's Reporting on Civil Rights includes an extensive timeline, important news stories from the era, and a section of reporters' reflections from the period.
  • Civil Rights Photos
    Photojournalist Charles More displays his extensive collection of black and white photographs from the Civil Rights period, depicting events from the riots and Klan activities to the nonviolent marches for peace.
  • Civil Rights Documentation Project
    A project sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council, the site contains a large Oral History project. Transcripts from the interviews are available online, along with a bibliography and an extensive timeline.
  • Civil Rights Oral History Interviews
    Washington State University's Oral History project provides a searchable database by person or subject. The interviews are available both in audio and text format.
  • Brown v. Board of Education Documents
    The National Archives' Brown v. Board of Education section offers documents, interviews, videos, and suggestions for teachers and students.
  • The Martin Luther King Papers Project
    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute displays many of King's papers and correspondence, continues to host speakers and scholars working on issues of the Civil Rights movement, and offers curriculum ideas.
  • Massive Resistance
    In the wake of the Brown decision, some Virginians launched a "Massive Resistance," Virginia's policy to prevent desegregation. This website contains interviews, interactive projects, and various primary documents from the era.
  • Black Panther Newspaper Collection
    This site makes available some of the original Black Panther writings and newspaper pieces, covering the growth of the Panther movement during its first three years of existence.
  • World History Archives: African-American History
    This site details various aspects of African-American history in the United States since the 1700s, offering links to other resources, as well as analyses by scholars.
  • Meet the Dixiecrats
    This PBS website explores the politics and economy of "Dixiecrats" and leads a discussion on the issue of states' rights.