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"Up From Slavery" (Washington's Autobiography) from US History in Context

"Poll Tax" from US History in Context

"Odell Smith, Teamsters Local 878, and Civil Rights Unionism in Little Rock, 1943-1965"  from US History in Context and the Journal of Southern History

"The Souls of Black Folk" (by W.E.B. Du Bois) from US History in Context

"Identity and Race in the United States" from US History in Context and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

"Washington and Du Bois: Was Booker T. Washington or W.E.B. Du Bois More Effective in Achieving Rights for African Americans at the Turn of the Century?" from US History in Context and History in Dispute

"Tuskegee University" from US History in Context and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

"Civil Rights Act of 1964" -- Full Text

"Voting Rights Act of 1965" -- Full Text

"Plessy v. Ferguson" (Topic Portal) from US History in Context

"Lynching" from US History in Context and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

"Life in Mississippi: an Interview with Fannie Lou Hammer (1965)" from US History in Context and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

"Civil Rights Movement" (Topic Portal) from US History in Context

"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)" from US History in Context

African-American union leader A. Philip Randolph (left) leads picketers outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 12, 1948. They are demanding the Democrats adopt an anti-Jim Crow plank in their party platform.

African-American union leader A. Philip Randolph (left) leads picketers outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 12, 1948. They are demanding the Democrats adopt an anti-Jim Crow plank in their party platform. © BETTMANN/CORBIS.

 

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