Over half a century has elapsed since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, and this December will mark the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. However, recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, and Cleveland have acutely demonstrated that more progress is necessary in the drive for equal rights and equal treatment under the rule of law.
As we continue to seek justice today, we look back during this Black History Month at the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s with a display focusing on major players and events as gathered from primary sources, memoirs, monographs, and government surveillance under the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ COINTELPRO program.
This display is located on the main floor of the Anderson Academic Commons. You can also click here for a reading list.
The library is also has a mini-display of material on Selma. Here’s a reading list from which to pick and choose.