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You Must Be from the North

By Kimberly K. Little
Categories: History

“You must be from the North,” was a common, derogatory reaction to the activities of white women throughout the South, well-meaning wives and mothers who joined together to improve schools or local ...

The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer

Most people who have heard of Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977) are aware of the impassioned testimony that this Mississippi sharecropper and civil rights activist delivered at the 1964 Democratic National ...

Borders of Equality

As a border city Baltimore made an ideal arena to push for change during the civil rights movement. It was a city in which all forms of segregation and racism appeared vulnerable to attack by the National ...

Raymond Pace Alexander

Raymond Pace Alexander (1897-1974) was a prominent black attorney in Philadelphia and a distinguished member of the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest association of African American lawyers ...

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot

By Henry T. Gallagher
Foreword by Gene Roberts
Categories: History

In September 1962, James Meredith became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi. A milestone in the civil rights movement, his admission triggered a riot spurred by a mob ...


By James W. Silver
Categories: History

Mississippi: The Closed Society is a book about an insurrection in modern America, more particularly, about the social and historical background of that insurrection. It is written by a Mississippian who ...

Daisy Bates

Daisy Bates (1914–1999) is renowned as the mentor of the Little Rock Nine, the first African Americans to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. For guiding the Nine through one of the ...

This Light of Ours

Edited by Leslie G. Kelen
Foreword by Julian Bond
Afterword by Clayborne Carson
Contributions by Matt Herron & Charles E. Cobb Jr.
Categories: Photography

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement is a paradigm-shifting publication that presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work of nine photographers who participated ...

The House at the End of the Road

In defiance of his middle-class landowning family, a young white man named James Morgan Richardson married a light-skinned black woman, Edna Howell. It was 1914 in south Alabama. Together they eventually ...

On the Ground

Edited by Judson L. Jeffries
Categories: History

The Black Panther Party suffers from a distorted image largely framed by television and print media, including the Panthers' own newspaper. These sources frequently reduced the entire organization to ...