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Civil Rights Movement

When searching Keene-Link use these subject headings:

Civil rights

Civil disobedience

Boycott

Voting rights

Freedom riders

Segregation

Desegregation

Integration

Sit-ins

When browsing the Keene Public Library shelves use these Dewey Numbers:

322 Organized groups

323 Civil and political rights

973.9 United State history, 1901-

General titles:

Dunn, John M. The Civil Rights Movement. Lucent Books, c1998.

Finlayson, Reggie. We Shall Overcome: The History of the American Civil Rights Movement. Lerner Publications, c2003.

McWhorter, Diane. A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement From 1954 to 1968. Scholastic Nonfiction, c2004.

Recommended Web Resources:

The Civil Rights Era -From the African American Odyssey.

The Civil Rights Movement -Timeline of the civil rights movement.

The History of Jim Crow -Explore the complex African-American experience of segregation from the 1870s through the 1950s.

Voices of Civil Rights -AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of COngress have teamed up to collect and preserve personal accounts of America's struggle to fulfill the promise of equality for all.

We Shall Overcome -National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary tells the powerful story of how and where the centures-long struggle of African Americans to achieve the bright promise of America culminated in the mid-20th century in a heroic campaign we call the modern civil rights movement.