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Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5

Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5 | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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'Since 1976, Robert Caro has devoted himself to The Years of Lyndon Johnson, a landmark study of the thirty-sixth president of the United States.'
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Sharecropping - Black History - HISTORY.com

Sharecropping - Black History - HISTORY.com | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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'With the southern economy in disarray after the abolition of slavery and the devastation of the Civil War, conflict arose between many white landowners attempting to reestablish a labor force and freed blacks seeking economic independence and autonomy.'
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A lynching in Georgia: the living memorial to America’s history of racist violence

A lynching in Georgia: the living memorial to America’s history of racist violence | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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'There are still no national monuments to the thousands of black Americans killed during a century of lynchings. But for 12 years, activists in Georgia have been re-enacting the infamous 1946 murders of two black men and their wives.'
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Stokely Carmichael - Black History - HISTORY.com

Stokely Carmichael - Black History - HISTORY.com | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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'Stokely Carmichael was a U.S. civil-rights activist who in the 1960s originated the black nationalism rallying slogan, “black power".'
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Iconic Olympic protesters honored at White House

American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists in protest at the 1968 Olympics while standing on the medal podium for th

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President Obama honouring American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised their black-gloved fists in protest at the 1968 Olympics while standing on the medal podium.
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The top 36 must-see items at the African American museum

The top 36 must-see items at the African American museum | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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Here are 36 of the most emotionally and historically resonant treasures in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Civil Rights Movement - Black History - HISTORY.com

Civil Rights Movement - Black History - HISTORY.com | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of Civil Rights Movement, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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A good general introduction to African American civil rights post 1954.
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Civil Rights: U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

Civil Rights: U.S. Supreme Court Decisions | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
Following is a list of U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving civil rights and discrimination. View Chronologically | View by Subject Race Discrimination Dred Scott
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A useful index of Supreme Court rulings affecting civil rights issues.

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Different Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Different Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
Anthony J. Badger is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University.
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An interpretation of the achievements of the African American civil rights movement from Anthony J. Badger, Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University.
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2014 Volume III: Race and American Law, 1850-Present

2014 Volume III: Race and American Law, 1850-Present | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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Ten essays from the Yale - New Haven Teachers Institute (happily eschewing apostrophes) on race issues in the USA.

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What were the 'black codes'? - YouTube

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The emergence of Black Codes during Reconstruction, precursors of the Jim Crow laws.

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BBC's Racism: History- A lynching in Texas in 1916 - YouTube

A vid from BBC's Documentary racism this seen tells the story of a boy who was lynched and burned alive in Texas in 1916 it is very shocking! (I do not own t...
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James Allen's photographic record of lynchings in the southern states of America. 

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W.E.B. Du Bois vs Booker T. Washington - Then and Now - YouTube

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Ten minutes on two early civil rights campaigners, W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington.

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Racial harmony in a Marxist utopia: how the Soviet Union capitalised on US discrimination

Racial harmony in a Marxist utopia: how the Soviet Union capitalised on US discrimination | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
Posters from the 1930s designed to attract Africans and African-Americans to the charms of communism highlight a fascinating, almost forgotten history
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Having scoured the mass of Soviet propaganda images, Russian-born, New York-resident artist Yevgeniy Fiks has brought together about 200 images to create the Wayland Rudd Archive. It is named after an African-American actor who, frustrated by the racism of the US entertainment industry, emigrated to Moscow in 1932.
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Slavery's legacy remains at the core of American race problems: UN experts

Slavery's legacy remains at the core of American race problems: UN experts | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
UN panel suggests the US take inspiration from a Caribbean reparations plan involving an apology for the slave trade, technology transfer and debt relief.
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'Failure to address the legacy of slavery continues to enable structural and institutional racism across the United States and presents “de facto barriers” for African-Americans, members of the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said Tuesday.'
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Selma to Montgomery March - Black History - HISTORY.com

Selma to Montgomery March - Black History - HISTORY.com | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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'In early 1965, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) made Selma, Alabama, the focus of its efforts to register black voters in the South.'
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Emmett Till memorial sign is riddled with bullet holes

Emmett Till memorial sign is riddled with bullet holes | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
A memorial sign marking the place where Emmett Till's mutilated body was discovered in a Mississippi river in 1955 is riddled with bullet holes — and has been routinely vandalized since it went up in 2007.
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'A memorial sign marking the place where Emmett Till's mutilated body was discovered in a Mississippi river in 1955 is riddled with bullet holes — and has been routinely vandalized since it went up in 2007.'
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LibGuides: History 128: The Civil Rights Movement: Primary Sources

LibGuides: History 128: The Civil Rights Movement: Primary Sources | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
For Prof. Peniel Joseph and his students
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Links to some great archives on civil rights history from the Tufts Libraries.
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Colored Conventions, a Rallying Point for Black Americans Before the Civil War

Colored Conventions, a Rallying Point for Black Americans Before the Civil War | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
From rousing speeches to resolutions and songs, material related to an activist phenomenon that began in the 1830s is being explored by a team at the University of Delaware.
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'Long before they could take any actual roles in government, black political activists sent thousands of delegates to advocacy events called “colored conventions” that were held starting in the 1830s.'
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America's Civil Rights Timeline | International Civil Rights Center & Museum

America's Civil Rights Timeline | International Civil Rights Center & Museum | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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An African American civil rights timeline covering 1857 to 1992 with good details from 1954-92. That's Jesse Jackson under the afro.

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And The Time To Resist Is Now.

And The Time To Resist Is Now. | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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History is a Weapon: an archive of resources on modern American history.

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History is a Weapon: an archive of resources on modern American history.

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Racism, The Why Factor - BBC World Service

Racism, The Why Factor - BBC World Service | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
Why are people racist and judged by the colour of their skin?
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The Why Factor, with presenter Jo Fidgeon, explores the experience of racism around the world and in different societies. She finds out about the personal experiences of racism and how it affects peoples’ everyday lives. She also begins to understand how racism is perpetuated through generations and cemented through institutional racism. 

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Prologue - The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom | Exhibitions - Library of Congress

Prologue - The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom | Exhibitions - Library of Congress | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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An excellent set of resources and documents, chronologically divided, on the civil rights struggle, from the Library of Congress
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Five myths about Reconstruction

Five myths about Reconstruction | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
This view came to dominate public thinking from 1890 until about 1940, when world events and the Great Migration began to reshape the country’s perception of race and racism. During this period, known...
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By James W. Loewen, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont. 

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History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names

History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names | African American civil rights | Scoop.it
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'After compiling an inventory of 3,959 lynching victims in 12 Southern states from 1877 to 1950, the Equal Justice Initiative wants to erect markers and memorials on certain sites.' campbell Robertson in the New York Times.

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