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History of Civil Rights

A guide to finding case law, legal interpretation, books, and articles on the history of the civil rights movement.

About This Guide

This guide contains links to resources on researching civil rights legal history including: 

  • Links to websites & databases where you can explore court cases by topic

  • Links to noteworthy books & databases

  • Information on citing court cases and other legal materials

  • Links on online resources like research guides and primary source collections

If you have a question or are looking for something not covered on this guide, don't hesitate to contact me!

Photo REUTERS/Library of Congress

Marchers, signs, and a tent during the civil rights march on Washington D.C.

August 28, 1963 

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