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African-American Perspectives

Article Databases

Search for journal articles on segregation and the Civil Rights Movement.

Try these search terms:

  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Segregation AND African Americans
  • Civil Rights AND Massachusetts
  • Names of historical figures:
    • King, Martin Luther
    • X, Malcolm
    • Marshall,Thurgood

American History In Video


American History in Video 

Watch actual footage, newsreels and documentaries on the Civil Rights movement through the American History in Video database. Search by era (try Postwar Era (1945-1960) and The Sixties (1960-1974)) or by topic (try African-Americans, Civil Rights  or Race Relations).

Civil Rights Reference Books

The Boston Busing Controversy

Search the FLO Catalog for other books, e-books, videos, and much more.

Rosa Parks Papers

Rosa Parks’ archive of letters, writings, personal notes and photographs has been fully digitized by the Library of Congress and is now available online.



Featured Books

Search the FLO Catalog for other books, e-books, videos, and much more.

Legacy Museum

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

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