​​Research Guide: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Events/People To Investigate:

    • Brown v. (Topeka) Board of Education
    • Rosa Parks and The Montgomery Bus Boycotts
    • Freedom Rides of 1961
    • Birmingham 1963
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    • March on Washington – 1963
    • Freedom Summer – 1964
    • Malcolm X
    • March on Selma/Montgomery - 1965
    • The Civil Rights Voting Act – 1965
    • Loving v. Virginia and Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
    • Barbara Jordan


Recommended Databases (login through MackinVia to access)
    • Gale Student Resources in Context
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • EbscoHost --> History Reference Center
    • Gale PowerSearch
    • ABC Clio American History

Tips for Using Google for Research
Remember: To use Google to search for your topic on these sites, put the following in the search box:

site:__________(insert the URL of an expert on your topic followed by a space) topic (remember to put quotation marks around words you want searched together)

Example: To find information on the New York Times about the Montgomery Bus Boycott, you'd enter the following into Google:

site:nytimes.com "montgomery bus boycott"

Recommended Websites

The New York Times newspaper (available on site only)

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (nmaahc.si.edu)

The Smithsonian (si.edu)

If there are other websites you think should be added to this list, please email us with the link!