CRDL is a partnership among librarians, technologists, archivists, educators, scholars, academic publishers, and public broadcasters. The initiative receives support through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Television News of the Civil Rights Era, 1950-1970, aims to collect, digitize, and present in streaming video format over the World Wide Web television news footage from the period and to make these valuable materials available to scholars, teachers, and students. The current archive contains films from the nightly news from two local television stations in Virginia--WDBJ (CBS) Roanoke and WSLS (NBC) Roanoke. In this initial installment we have digitized over 230 films. This rare footage includes full speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, the governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as original footage of school desegregation, public meetings, local debates over civil rights matters, and interviews with citizens.
Discusses the political, historical and cultural life of the United States in the 1960s, including the space race, civil rights, the Vietnam War, and the counterculture as reflected in music and the arts.
Malcolm X by Walter Dean Myers
Call Number: 92 X
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
The Civil Rights Movement by Michael V. Uschan
Call Number: 323 USC
Publication Date: 2010-05-03
This book explores the history of the struggle for civil rights, from the colonial laws establishing slavery in the 1640s to the legislation enacted in the United States for civil rights in the twentieth century.