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Modern Politics: Civil Rights Movement

Modern Politics is a major collecting area for MARBL, and this guide will provide a shortcut to important resources about modern politics, civil rights, school desegregation, and more.

Civil Rights Movement Collections

An SCLC voting rights protest on the North Carolina state line.

This research guide lists Rose Library collections that correspond with the United States Civil Rights movement, generally 1954 to 1968.  It includes links to the finding aids for individuals and organizations that took part in or were involved with the Civil Rights movement during this time.  

Civil Rights Movement

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