Civil Rights Movement Archive

B&W image of a SNCC poster
SNCC Poster, 1963.

Photo by Danny Lyon. Civil Rights Movement Archive

The Civil Rights Movement Archive is a website dedicated to telling the history of the movement from the perspective of those who were there. For many years, the name of the website was "Civil Rights Movement Veterans." The name was changed in 2019 to "Civil Rights Movement Archive" to reflect its growing importance as a repository of up from below and inside-out history as seen and interpreted by thse who were on the front lines of the movement.

The Civil Rights Movement Archive provides a history of the movement through photographs, digitized versions of original movement documents, personal stories and histories, narratives and interviews, as well as memorials and tributes to those who have passed on. The site also includes frequently asked questions (FAQs), poetry, a speakers list, veteran contact information, and an extensive movement-related bibliography and list of web links.

The Civil Rights Movement Archive became part of the African American Civil Rights Network in October 2019.

The African American Civil Rights Network recognizes the civil rights movement in the United States and the sacrifices made by those who fought against discrimination and segregation. Created by the African American Civil Rights Act of 2017, and coordinated by the National Park Service, the Network tells the stories of the people, places, and events of the U.S. civil rights movement through a collection of public and private elements.

Last updated: December 11, 2023