This website is about the Civil Rights Movement of 1951-1968. We also call it
the "Freedom Movement. It was a period of protests and political
struggles thoughout America to to end racial segregation, win freedom from
race-based discrimination, oppression, and exploitation, and to gain voting
rights for all regardless of race.
Almost everything on this site was written by a veteran of that Freedom
Movement. This is where we who were there tell it like it was in our own
Search allows you to search the site
for specific materials. You can search by keywords, personal names, events,
locations, and so on.
Our site is organized into various sections, each with its own Table of
Contents (if we were in a building rather than on a website these might be
Our Words. Articles and speeches about the
movement and its major events written or spoken by Movement participants at
Photo Album. Photos, images, posters, and
art from the Southern Freedom Movement.
Videos. Films and videos about
the Freedom Movement that reflect our "up-from-below" and "inside-out"
approach to documenting our history.
Students, teachers, and others are welcome to use our material for
non-commercial, educational purposes. Where appropriate, we request that you
cite this website as the source of material that you use.
Note that the copyrights to some articles and almost all of the
photographs are not owned by this website but rather by the original author or
photographer and we have no authority over those copyrights. See
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