Civil Rights Resources Pathfinder

Created by Fran Bullington, Library Media Specialist

DISCUS: Your Best Starting Place

Biography Resource Center
Learn more about those involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Eugene Bull Connor
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Dr. Ralph David Abernathy
  • James Meredith
  • Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Rosa Parks

History Resource Center: U. S.
Use the Basic Search box to find information on your topic, click on the Subject Search tab and enter your search term, or click on the Chronology tab to explore topics covered from 1954-1972.

Encyclopedia Brittanica
Here you'll find a good overview article about the Civil Rights Movement as well as individual articles about different topics.

Internet Sources

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: A Century of Segregation Check out the many features (some interactive) on this site: A Century of Segregation, Jim Crow Stories, A National Struggle, Interactive Maps, and Tools and Activities.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
King Online Encyclopedia "Search here for information on over 1000 civil rights movement figures, events, organizations, and ideas written from King’s perspective." ~ from the site
You'll find information on many of your topics including
  • the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Voting Rights Act

Civil Rights Digital Library
You can browse through events, places, people, and topics on this site.

Greensboro Sit-Ins: Launch of a Civil Rights Movement
Learn about the key players and listen to audio of several of them speaking.

February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four

Free at Last: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement
This online six chapter book has hyperlinked articles including
  • the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Sit-ins
  • Freedom Rides
  • the Albany Movement
  • Arrest in Birmingham
  • the March on Washington
Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights

Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
Click on the "Itinerary Map" to find three South Carolina sites associated with the Civil Rights Movement including the site of the Orangeburg Massacre.