A Closer Look: Civil Rights Movement Primary Sources - History Gal

A Closer Look: Civil Rights Movement Primary Sources

By History Gal

When you teach about the Civil Rights Movement do you use primary sources? 
Below are links to some of my favorite primary sources to use. I hope you will find them helpful and will find a few to incorporate into your lessons.

Literacy Test
More Literacy Tests
Birmingham Segregation Codes, 1951 

Non-Violent Protests and Reactions
New York Times Photo Slideshow
Selective Buying Campaign Flyers
February One Video Clip
King's Fill the Jails Speech
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Resistance to the Brown Decision
JFK Presidential Library Exhibit

The Murders of Emmett Till, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner
The Testimony of Willie Louis
Look Magazine Confession (requires an account)
Emmett Till Murder Trial
Right to Vote in Mississippi
CNN Photo Slideshow

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