Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement is a broad term for the sovial movements in the United States that aimed to end racial segregation and discrimination. The movement involved many nonviolent protests and civil disobedience designed to open dialogues between activists and government decision makers. During these protests, many heroes such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thurgood Marshall rose to prominence. The following collection includes a number documents detailing the important events of Black history, the Civil Rights Movement, and the government acts passed in thier wake.

 Official Program for the March on Washington (1963)

 Civil Rights Act (1964)

 Voting Rights Act (1965)

 Jackie Robinson, President Eisenhower, and the Little Rock Crisis

 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Thomas L. Purvis)

 Warren, J., Lead Opinion (Earl Warren)

 554 "a Conversation With the President," Joint Interview for Use by Television Networks. (Lyndon B. Johnson)

 338 the President’s News Conference of (Lyndon B. Johnson)

 § 461. Declaration of National Policy ("U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel")

 A Strong American Community (Platform Standing Committee)

 137 Statement by the President Upon Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1960. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

 192 Broadcast Statement by the President Following the Passage of the Civil Rights Act. (Lyndon B. Johnson)

 195 Remarks Upon Signing the Civil Rights Act. (Lyndon B. Johnson)

 President Johnson’s Remarks Upon Signing the Civil Rights Act, 1968 (Lyndon B. Johnson)

 Civil Rights Mini-Unit

 President Ford’s Remarks Upon Signing a Bill Extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (Gerald R. Ford)

 President Johnson’s Remarks in the Capitol Rotunda at the Signing of the Voting Rights Act, 1965 (Lyndon B. Johnson)

 Voting Rights Act (Thomas L. Purvis)

 Remarks on Signing the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006, July 27, 2006 (George W. Bush)

 196 Statement on Signing the Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1970 . (Richard M. Nixon)

 President Johnson Signs Voting Rights Act in President’s Room (Robert J. Dole)

 § 1973ee– 5. Relationship to Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel")

 Faith in the Individual

 The People

 Freedom and Well Being

 Syllabus (U.S. Supreme Court)

 179 Statement by the President on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Lyndon B. Johnson)

 203 White House Statement on the Death of Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. (Richard M. Nixon)

 I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King (Martin Luther King)

 King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963 (Martin Luther King)

 The Future of the Negro (1899) (Booker T. Washington)

 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

 Eight Key Documents on Civil Rights

 Document 1: 14th Amendment

 Document 2: Interstate Commerce Commission Order

 Document 3: Hale County, Alabama, Resolution

 Document 4: Photograph: "Separate but Equal"

 Document 5: Baptist Ministers’ Union of Southern California Resolution

 Document 6: North Caroline Resolution

 Document 7: Dawson Letter

 Document 8: Bakke Syllabus

 General Discussion

 Citations for Documents

 Constitutional Issues Through Documents: Ex Parte Milligan

 A Resolution on "the Indian Question"

 Plessy v. Ferguson Mandate