The Chicago Defender has been a leading voice of the black community well beyond Chicago. This database offers downloadable PDF?s from each issue in published for the entire run of the newspaper, from 1910 to 1975.
This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society?s holdings of slavery and abolition materials contains works published over the course of more than 100 years. Includes books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera.
Includes primary source material from federal agencies, letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, and diaries relating to the Civil Rights movement in the latter half of the twentieth century. Contains the NAACP Papers collection.
This collection contains extensive FBI documentation on Meredith?s battle to enroll at The University of Mississippi in 1962 and white political and social backlash, including his correspondence with the NAACP and positive and negative letters he received from around the world during his ordeal.
Contains pamphlets on all major aspects of Reconstruction from 1865 ? 1869 and 1877. This assortment of pamphlets was collected by the Department of State Library and includes speeches, debates, political statements, legislative bills, and more.
Features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867 as well as the State Slavery Statutes collection, a comprehensive record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789-1865.