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Mrs. Nettie Hunt, sitting on steps of Supreme Court

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Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about civil rights. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.

African American History and Culture (Presentation) Explore treasures from the Manuscript Division's Words and Deeds Collection.

African American History Month (Presentation) The Library of Congress celebrates the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

African American Sites in the Digital Collections (Library of Congress Bibliography) This guide highlights contributions by African Americans to the arts, education, industry, literature, politics and much more as represented in the vast online collections of the Library.

African Americans at War: Fighting Two Battles (Presentation) Read stories of African American veterans.

African-American Mosaic (Exhibition) This online exhibit provides a sampler of materials and themes covered in the book -- African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture.


African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship (Presentation) Examine the quest for equality from the early national period through the twentieth century.

American Treasures: Civil Rights (Exhibition) View the multi-media Civil Rights exhibit from the Reason gallery, American Treasures of The Library of Congress.

Black Diamond! Satchel Paige and the Negro Baseball Leagues (Presentation) Use this guide to learn more about the Negro Leagues.

Brown v. Board of Education (Library of Congress Bibliography) March 17, 2004 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 1955 Supreme Court decision to end segregation in public schools. View selected digitized historical information that enhances classroom research.

Children of Struggle (Library of Congress Live) Use this Learning Guide to help students learn about the Civil Rights Movement through the stories of Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin and Ernest Green.

Civil Rights Era in the U.S.News and World Report Photographs Collection (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of civil rights era images.

Civil Rights Resource Guide (Library of Congress Bibliography) This guide compiles links to civil rights resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site and beyond.

Emblematic Illustrations: Using Material Culture to Interpret African American Life (Professional Development) Analyze primary sources to learn how African Americans were portrayed in popular culture, how they portrayed themselves, and how these portrayals reflect larger historical developments at the turn of the century.

Ethnic and Multicultural History (Internet Resources) These recommended links include excellent African-American and civil rights sources.

Faces and Voices from the Presentation (Presentation) View images of former slaves as you read and hear their stories from the new collection - Voices From Days of Slavery.

From Abolition to Equal Rights (Exhibition) Compare the British and American response to the civil rights issue in this chapter from the John Bull and Uncle Sam exhibition.


From Slavery to Civil Rights (Online Activity) Use this interactive timeline-based activity to introduce the topic of African-American history through primary sources.

Gender Issues, Race Relations, and Pastimes (Article) Students examine play scripts, baseball cards, sheet music, and more in this lesson developed by Claire McCaffery Griffin.

Historians Discuss Images of Early African American Life (Webcast) View the October 29, 2003 cybercast of historians David Willis and Deborah Willis discussing photographic images of African American life at the turn of the 20th century.

Immigration: African (Presentation) Learn more about the African American experience.

Langston Hughes and His Poetry (Webcast) View a webcast of David Kresh, Library of Congress Reference Specialist in Poetry, Humanities and Social Sciences, discussing Langston Hughes and his poetry.

Slavery: A Resource Guide (Library of Congress Bibliography) This guide compiles links to slavery resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site.

Sources for Images on African American History (Prints and Photographs) Helpful reference aids linking to images relating to the history of blacks in America from the slavery period through the civil rights era.

W.Ralph Eubanks Discusses Memoir (Webcast) View cybercast of Eubanks discussing Ever is a Long Time - his memoir describing what it was like to grow up as an African American in Mississippi in the 1960s.

"With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty (Exhibition)This exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Brown v. Board landmark judicial case.

Zora Neale Hurston Chronology (Presentation) This chronology accompanies the Zora Neale Hurston Plays collection which features ten recently discovered unpublished plays.