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Court Cases

Brown V Board Of Education National Historic Site (National Park Service)
Images and information on the Brown v Board Court Case
Civil Rights Brown v. Board of Education I (1954)
Text and commentary on Brown v Board of Education
Brown vs. Board of Education 1954
Brief description of events leading up to and following the Brown v Board of Education Court decision
Early Civil Rights Struggles Brown v. Board of Education
Essay on Struggles with links to sources.
Brown vs Board of Education
Brief on the case with photographs describing Supreme Court views.
Old Courthouse Dred Scott Decision
Portrait, biography, sound file(.ram) and photograph of the courthouse where the case was argued.
Dred Scott
Brief biography of Scott with related links.
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Brief detailing points in the case, and the individual justices remarks.
The History Place - Dred Scott Decision
From Revolution to Reconstruction Documents DredScott-case
A description of the events that led up to the Dred Scott case.
CA Secretary of State - Vote96 - Proposition 209
Ballot Pamphlet and text of proposition.
CADAP Home Page
Californians Against Discrimination and Prejudice brief describing the proposition.
CNN - Judge blocks Prop. 209 in California - Nov. 27, 1996
Primary source document newspaper article with image of judge in the case.
NY Times Class Of Prop 209
Primary source document newspaper article with image of judge in the case.
The Presidents Meet the Media
University Presidents meet to confer on Proposition 209 with photos.
FindLaw for Legal Professionals
Brief of Proposition 209
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) [76-811]
Abstract of California v Bakke
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
Brief description of Affirmative Action and Judge Powell's opinion.
Introduction and opinion in the Plessy v Ferguson Case
Plessy vs. Ferguson Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education
Civil Rights court cases and photographs
NOPL Exhibit--Plessy vs. Furguson
Photograph of the court room in which the case was argued.

Chronology, Photograph, Document and Map Resources

The Learning Page- Media Analysis Tools
Worksheets guide students to deeper analysis of primary source documents.
Making Sense of Evidence
Guides for analyzing primary sources
Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement
Students in the Political Science Department at Western Michigan University created this annotated time line in observance of Martin Luther King Day
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
Document Analysis Form (Use this to help you write a short analysis of the document for your timeline.)
Teacher Resources - Collection - African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920
Chronological Thinking
Timeline of Black History
A History of Integration in Higher Education
A timeline history of integration in higher education in a pdf file
Greensboro Sitin National Civil Rights Timeline
Civil Rights Timeline
Outline Maps
Maps for use in illustration / graphics
Powerful Days in Black and White
Photo essay of photos by Photojournalist Charles Moore. Provided by Kodak

Civil Rights Advocates

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
Website featuring the life and work of A. Philip Randolph
Thurgood Marshall American Revolutionary - A Biography by Juan Williams
Highlights of the significant contributions made by Marshall and a photo gallery.
Thurgood Marshall Biography
Brief biography and chronology of Marshall's life
Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)
Marshall's biography, a photo and timeline
James Farmer
Brief biography of Farmer with relevant links
Malcom X From Darkness To Light
Brief Biography of Malcom X
Malcolm X A Research Site
Malcom X site with primary source documents
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Philsophy of Nonviolence-1963
Brief decription of King's Philosophy
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Source documents relevant to King's life
The Seattle Times Martin Luther King Jr.
Primary source documents
Rosa Parks
Biography of Rosa Parks highlighting the Montgomery Bus Boycott
TSUM Rosa Parks Library and Museum
Links to relevant Rosa Parks sites.

Acts & Amendments

Civil Rights Act 1964
Text of Civil Rights Act
Our Documents - Civil Rights Act (1964)
Image of Actual Civil Rights Act
Our Documents - Voting Rights Act (1965)
Image of Actual Voting Rights Act

Womens' Rights

Susan B. Anthony Biography
Biography with image of SBA
Home Page Stanton and Anthony Papers Project Online
Excellent primary source reference
PBS Not For Ourselves Alone The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Website for Ken Burn's film with links to primary sources.
The Susan B. Anthony Trial
Papers relating to trial.
Great American Women
Page with links to SBA and Elizabeth Stanton as well as other noteworthy American women.
Civil Rights for Kids -- Heros of Humanity
Texas State Library and Archives Commission