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Civil Rights Movement

A Guide to Research Materials Available at FSU Libraries


Image: March 27, 1964, an estimated 1,500 march near the Florida State Capitol urging the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
"NAACP marchers urge passage of Civil Rights Bill," March 27, 1964, box 2, folder 1, FSU Office of Multicultural Affairs collection, MSS 2006-013, Florida State University Special Collections & Archives.

What's in this Guide?

The majority of this guide is focused on primary sources--original items which were created during the 20th-century civil rights movement. Examples of primary sources on this topic include the records of civil rights organizations, such as the NAACP, as well as African American newspapers that covered the events at the time, such as the Chicago Defender.

In addition to these collections, this guide also list catalogs and indexes to locate secondary sources which may help with research in this area.

Guide Authors

Most content on this guide was created by Theresa Arias in 2019, with some assistance from Adam Beauchamp.

Except where otherwise noted, the content in this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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