How to Use This Website

This website is about the Civil Rights Movement of 1951-1968 which we also call the "Freedom Movement" — a period of protests and political struggles thoughout America to win freedom from race-based discrimination, oppression, and exploitation, to end racial segregation, and to win 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:

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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