How to Use This Website

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 words.

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 separate rooms):

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 Privacy & Copyrights for more information.

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