Histories of the Civil Rights Movement
Branch, Taylor, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954 - 1963, Simon & Schuster, 1988.
______________, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963
- 1965, Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Davis, Townsend, Weary Feet, Rested Souls: A Guided History of the
Civil Rights Movement,W. W. & Norton Company, 1998.
Eskew, Glenn T., But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements
in the Civil Rights Struggle, University of North Carolina Press,
Friedland, Michael B., Lift Up Your Voice Like a Trumpet: White Clergy
and the Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements, 1954 - 1973, University
of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Halberstam, David, The Children, Random House, 1998.
Higham, John, Civil Rights and Social Wrongs: Black-White Relations Since World War II, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.
Litwack, Leon F., Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
McKnight, Gerald D., The Last Crusade: Martin Luther King, Jr., the F.B.I., and the People's Campaign, Westview Press, 1998.
Weisbrot, Robert, Freedom Bound: A History of America's Civil Rights Movement, Plume, 1990.
Williams, Juan, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954 - 65, Viking Press, 1987.
Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Biographies
Beals, Melba Pattillo, Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High, Washington Square Press, 1964.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., and James Washington (ed.), A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Harper & Row, 1986.
Lewis, John with Michael D'Orso, Walking With the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Raines, Howell, My Soul is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South,
G.P. Putnam's & Sons, 1977.
Rowan, Carl, South of Freedom, Louisiana State University Press,
Carson, Clayborne, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, Harvard University Press, 1995.
Finch, Minnie, The NAACP: Its Fight for Justice, Scarecrow Press, 1981.
Greenberg, Cheryl Lynn, A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC, Rutgers University Press, 1998.
Harris, Jacqueline L., History and Achievements of the NAACP (The African American Experience), F. Watts, 1992.
Meier, August, and Elliot Rudwick, CORE: A Study in the Civil Rights Movement, 1942-1968, Univeristy of Illinois Press, 1975.
Moore, Jesse Thomas, A Search for Equality : The National Urban League, 1910-1961, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1981.
St. James, Warren D., NAACP: Triumphs of a Pressure Group, Nineteen Hundred and Nine Thru Nineteen Hundred and Eighty, Exposition Press, 1980.
Books for Young Readers
Coleman, Evelyn, Tyrone Geter (Illustrator) White Socks Only, Albert Whitman & Co., March 1996.
King, Martin Luther, and Coretta Scott King, I Have a Dream, Scholastic Trade, 1997.
King, Casey, Linda Barret Osborne, and Joe Brooks (Illustrator), Oh, Freedom! : Kids Talk About the Civil Rights Movement With the People Who Made It Happen, Knopf, 1997.
Parks, Rosa, and Gregory J. Reed, Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue With Today's Youth, Lee & Low Books, 1996.
Winslow, Vicki, and Colin Bootman (Illustrator), Follow the Leader, Bantam Books, 1997.
Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. (eds.), A History of the African American People: The History, Traditions, & Culture of African Americans, Smithmark, 1995.
Hine, Darlene Clark (ed.), Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Volumes 1 and 2, Carlson Publishing, Inc., 1993.
Logan, Rayford W. and Michael R. Winston (eds.), Dictionary of American Negro Biography, W.W. Norton, 1982.
Savage, Beth L. (ed.), African American Historic Places, The Preservation Press, 1994.
Salem, Dorothy C. (ed.), African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Garland, 1993.
Civil Rights Movement Resources on the Web
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Our Shared History: Celebrating African American History and Culture
National Scenic Byways Online
National Scenic Byways Program This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Selma to Montogomery March Byway website for more ideas.
National Park Service Trails System
The Ollie Atkins Photograph Collection
The story behind the iconic photo of Greensboro sit-ins that the world almost didn't see The News & Record details the story behind the photograph and photographer of the Greensboro sit-ins.
Lesson Plan: An American Success Story: The Pope House of Raleigh, NC
Lesson Plan: From Canterbury to Little Rock: The Struggle for Educational Equality for African Americans
Lesson Plan: The Liberty Bell: From Obscurity to Icon
Lesson Plan: The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: African American Women Unite for Change
Lesson Plan: New Kent School and the George W. Watkins School:
Lesson Plan: The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of the Nation
Lesson Plan: Brown V. Board: Five Communities that Changed America
Teaching with Historic Places
Travel Web Sites for States Featured in "We Shall Overcome"
Historic Hotels of America
Preservation Resources for States Featured in "We Shall Overcome"
Trust for Historic Preservation
Hotels of America