Civil Rights

  • Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South

    This remarkable oral history project was undertaken by Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies from 1993 to 1995. The project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and its primary purpose was to record and preserve the living memory of African American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South from the 1890s to the 1950s.

    It is the largest single collection of Jim Crow-era oral histories in the

    world: visitors to the site can listen to over 175 hours of recordings.

    Additionally, there are over 10,000 pages of transcripts from the interviews, which "capture the vivid personalities, poignant personal stories, and behind-the-scenes decision-making" that made up the African American experience in the South during this period.
  • Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation


  • Library Of Congress Portal For Civil Rights History Project

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Titles II and III: The Right to Go Where You Want - LOC

  • The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Experience in Miami

    This unique digital collection compiles featured materials from an exhibit at the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami. This collection tells "a story of struggle, community challenges, and hope for Black Miami in the 20th century." These featured items have been drawn from four separate collections, including those from Professor Michael L. Carlebach (a photography professor at Miami) and civil rights and community leader Bob Simms. Visitors can scroll through the four collections here to view selected images of community meetings, protests, celebrations and so on.

    The site also contains Biographical Notes and a very extensive bibliography of sources.
  • The Racial Dot Map

    Created by Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the Racial Dot Map provides "an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country." As such, it displays over 308 million dots, color-coded by race, for each person residing in the United States at the time of the 2010 Census.