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African Americans -- Civil rights -- History

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By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s

When Edgar Renteria lined a soft single past Charles Nagy, between Tony Fernandez and Omar Vizquel, and in front of Marquis Grissom, to give the Florida Marlins their first World Series Championship recently, keen observers could easily see just how multi-national the National Pastime had become; these developments can be traced directly back to Jackie Robinson. The Library of Congress has...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/jackie-robinson-baseball/abo...
The Two Nations of Black America: Frontline Online

This companion site to a recent Frontline examines the growing class gap within the African-American community. The site features a powerful essay by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the correspondent and writer for Frontline's report, RealPlayer audio and text from the Du Bois Institute's 1997 forum, economic and social statistics, and interviews with prominent African-American activists and scholars,...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/race/
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on a journey moving from the nation's segregation era to the birth of the Civil Rights Movement. The Institute's historic galleries capture the spirit and courage of countless individuals who dared to confront the "bigotry and racial discrimination of American society." This site provides a range of exhibitions (both permanent and...

https://www.bcri.org/
Beyond the Playing Field: Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate

Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier fifty years ago, but that was not his only contribution to the civil rights struggle in America. To illustrate Robinson's continuing activism in the civil rights struggle, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has recently made available (as part of its Teaching with Documents series) a new site that includes nine documents (letters...

https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/jackie-robinson
The Dynamics of Protest Diffusion: The 1960 Sit-In Movement in the American South

Part of the Working Papers in Sociology series from Oxford University, this work addresses the dynamics of protest diffusion by taking an in-depth and rigorous look at the 1960 sit-in movement that took place in different locations around the South. Within the papers 31 pages, Professor Kenneth Andrews of Harvard and Professor Michael Biggs of the University of Oxford offer a brief exposition of...

https://www.jstor.org/stable/25472426?seq=1
Civil Rights Oral History Interviews: Spokane, Washington

While there are numerous civil rights oral history projects, there are few organized around the remembrances and memories of persons from a particular geographic locale. This collection of eight oral history interviews, conducted by Rebecca Nappi, was created in part by the Washington State University Library in collaboration with the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Visitors to the site can listen to...

https://content.libraries.wsu.edu/digital/collection/cvoralh...
American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass

A champion of human rights, as well as a brilliant orator and author, Frederick Douglass was one of the most influential leaders of social reform during the nineteenth century. This online exhibit, provided by the National Park Service's Museum Management Program as part of its American Visionaries series, chronicles the history of Douglass, his ideas, and his influence. The site features a time...

https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/douglass/visionary.html
History - UW Athletics Black History

While the integration of African-Americans into the world of professional sports is very well-documented, quite a bit less is known about the various African-American pioneers in the world of collegiate athletics. Helping fill this gap is a nice online exhibit dedicated to exploring the various individuals who led the way in this arena at the University of Wisconsin from the years 1900 to 1970....

https://uwbadgers.com/sports/2015/08/21/GEN_20140101263.aspx
Voices of Civil Rights

Designed and sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress, the Voices of Civil Rights website is the initial effort to create an online archive of stories about the civil rights movement (both historical and contemporary), essays, interviews, project updates, and special reports. While the site is a...

http://www.voicesofcivilrights.org/
African American History Month

February is African American History Month, and, as the Library of Congress site notes, it's an area of history that should be incorporated into all discussions about American history. The Library of Congress listened to its own advice and created this most useful site to help students, teachers, and others to do just that. Visitors can read about a number of notable African Americans, including...

http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
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