Woodson's research has influenced others to carry on his work, including 2006 Kluge Medal recipient John Hope Franklin, whose 1947 landmark survey of black history, "From Slavery to Freedom," is this year's theme. Franklin joins the ranks of many notable Americans who, with the grandest of gestures or the simplest of principles, have done their part in promoting African-American equality in the United States.
One such individual is Rosa Parks, whose determination to stay seated ultimately ignited the spark of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s. The Library has put together a comprehensive guide to materials on Rosa Parks, offering links to the various collections that highlight Parks' contribution to African-American civil rights.
Another great resource documenting notable moments in the Civil Rights Movement is an image guide put together by the Prints and Photographs Division. Gleaned from the "U.S. News & World Report Photographs Collection," highlights include the images of the Civil Rights March on Washington and of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1968.