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Civil Rights Leaders

A Bibliography of Works by or about Civil Rights Leaders

Bibliography of the Personalities

John Lewis  

Who's Who in America
, Vol.2,  2002. (Founders Library Ref. E663 W56 p.3148)
Article on John Lewis

Who's Who in America, Vol.2, 1999. ( Founders Ref.E663 W56)
Article on John Lewis

Who's Who Among African Americans. Phelps, Shirelle, ed. 1992. 12th ed. 1999. (Founders Ref.E185.96W52)
Articles on Marion Barry, John Lewis

Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights. Lowery, Charles, ed.1992. (Founders Ref.E185.61E54)
Articles on James Farmer, James Lawson, John Lewis, Charles Mc Drew, Moses Roberts

The Kaiser Index to Black Resources 1948 - 1986, Adamczyk, Alice. 1992. (Founders Ref.E185.K34)
Articles on James Lawson, John Lewis

Ragsdale, Bruce. Black Americans in Congress; 1990. (Founders Ref. E185.96 R25)
Article on John Lewis.

Roy Wilkins

Wilkins, Roy.  After Ten Years [video recording] : the court and the schools / CBS News special report.   Films for the Humanities & Sciences,  2000 (Founders /UGL Media Center, Video Tape) E185.615 .C586 2000 VHS 

Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. Standing Fast : the autobiography of Roy Wilkins / by Roy Wilkins with Tom Mathews;  Viking Press, 1982 (Founders, Divinity & SW) E185.97 W69 A37 1982

Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. Talking It Over with Roy Wilkins : selected speeches and writings / [compiled by Helen Solomon and Amanda Wilkins]. Norwalk, Conn. : M & B Pub. Co., c1977 (Founders & SW) E185.86 W47

In Search of Democracy : the NAACP writings of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins (1920-1977) / edited by Sondra Kathryn Wilson. Oxford University, 1999. (Founders/UGL, Auxiliary Cir. Desk) E185.61 .I513 1999

Roy Wilkins [videorecording] : the right to dignity / produced and directed by Peter Rosen ; executive producer, Tim White.  United States Information Agency : National Audio Visual Center, [distributor], [198-?] (Founders Library Media Center, Video Tape) E185.97 W69 R69 1980Z  BETA 

James Farmer

Farmer, James.  Lay Bare the Heart : an autobiography of the civil rights movement / James Farmer ; with a new preface;  foreword by Don Carleton.  Texas Christian University Press, [1998]. (Founders /UGL Auxiliary Cir. Desk) E185.97.F37 A3 1998

The Crisis of Racism. [sound recording] (Founders Library Media Center, Audio Tape) HT1521 C74 1983  CASS. 1 & 2.   Includes James Farmer, William Worthy, Malcolm X.

 Farmer, James. Freedom, When? With an introduction by Jacob Cohen.  Random House [1966, c1965] (Divinity, Afro-Am Coll.) E185.61 .F19

Farmer, James.   High-risk Teenagers: real cases and interception strategies with resistant adolescents.   C.C. Thomas, c1990. (Social Work lib.) HV1431 F37 1990.

Farmer, James. Positive Influence : a practical guide for dealing with teenage aggression. Thomas, c1989 (Social Work lib.) HQ796 F347 1989

Farmer, James. John and Jesus in Their Day and Ours : social studies in the Gospels. New York : Psycho-Medical Library, 1956. (Divinity Library) BS2456 .F3 

James Farmer : American Civil Rights Leader, Jan. 12, 1920. Gale Research, 1971. (Founders Library Media Center, Picture) N4020.U8 I57 1971 Farm

Whitney M. Young

Young, Whitney M.  Beyond Racism; building an open society. McGraw-Hill [1969]. (Founders & Social Work Libraries ) E185.615 Y6 

The Great March on Washington [sound recording] / Rev. Martin Luther King, and others. [Detroit]: Gordy, c1963.(Founders Library Media Center, Audio Disc) E185.61 G66 1963

Young, Whitney M. To Be Equal. New York, McGraw-Hill [1964] (Divinity, Social Work & Founders) E185.61 Y73 1964

Young, Whitney M. Whitney Young, Jr. [Sound recording]. Los Angeles, Calif. : Pacifica Tape Library, 1968. (Founders Library Media Center, Audio Tape) E185.61 Y73 W45 1968 

Dickerson, Dennis C., 1949-. Militant Mediator : Whitney M. Young, Jr. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c1998. (Moorland-S, Gen. Coll.) MB9 Y848d 1998

Weiss, Nancy J. (Nancy Joan), 1944-. Whitney M. Young, Jr. and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1989. (Founders Library) E185.97 Y635 W45 1989

Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Library of Social Work. Dictionary Catalog of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Library of Social Work, Columbia University, New York. Boston : G. K. Hall, 1980-. (Social Work, Reference) Oversize HV31 W47  V.1-10

Braden, Waldo Warder. 1911-comp. Representative American Speeches: 1970-1971. New York, H.W. Wilson Co., 1971. (UGL, Dewey Core Coll.) 1970-71  v.43 no.4 

Williams, Lea Esther.  Servants of the People : the 1960s legacy of African-American leadership. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996. (Moorland-S, Gen. Coll.) MB W673 1996

A. Philip Randolph

Anderson, Jervis. A. Philip Randolph; a biographical portrait. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1973]. (Social Work & Founders) E185.97 R27 A82 

A. Philip Randolph [videorecording] : for jobs & freedom.  WETA-TV ; produced by Dante J. James ; written by Juan Williams, Dante J. James. San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1996, c1995. (Media Center, Video Tape) HD6509.R2 A6 1996VHS

Pfeffer, Paul. F. 1931-. A. Philip Randolph, Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1990. (Founders) E185.97 R27 P44 1990 

A. Philip Randolph [videorecording] : for jobs & freedom. WETA-TV ; produced by Dante J. James ; written by Juan Williams, Dante J. James. San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1996, c1995. (Media Center, Video Tape) HD6509.R2 A6 1996VHS

A. Philip Randolph : American labor leader, April 15, 1889- .  Gale Research, 1968. (Media Center, Picture) N4020.U8 I57 1968 Rand

Hanley, Sally. A. Philip RandolphChelsea House, 1989, c1989. (UGL, Auxiliary; Cir. Desk) E185.97.R27 H36 1989 

Cwiklik, Robert.   A. Philip Randolph and the Labor Movement.  Brookfield, Conn.:Millbrook Press, c1993. (UGL, Auxiliary Cir. Desk) E185.97.R27 C9 1993

Anderson, Jervis. A. Philip Randolph; a biographical portrait. Foreword by A.H. Raskin.  University of California Press, 1986. (Social Work and Founders) E185.97 R27 1986

Garfinkel, Herbert. When Negroes March: The March on Washington Movement in the organizational politics for FEPC.  Free Press [1959]. (Divinity, Jackson Coll. & Founders) E185.61 .G23 1959

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. (Founders) LC214.23.L56 B43 1994 

King, Martin Luther, Jr. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. edited by James M. Washington. Harper & Row, 1986. (FL, Ref, Ready Ref Desk) E185.97.K5 A25 1991

Raines, Howell. My Soul is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South. G. P. Putnam's & Sons, 1977. E185.61 R235 1977  (Divinity, Afro-Am Coll)

Web, Sheyann, et al. Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days. University of Alabama Press, 1997. (Founders)  F334 S4 W4

Rowan, Carl. South of Freedom. Louisiana State University Press, 1997. (UGL,Auxiliary Cir. Desk) E185.61 R86 1997

General Reference

Black Heroes of the 20th Century, Smith, Jessie, ed.1998. ( Founders Library, Ref. E185.96.B5337)
Article on Stokely Carmichael. pp.115 - 118.


Horton, James Oliver and Lois E., eds. A History of the African American People: The History, Traditions, & Culture of African Americans. Smithmark, 1995. (UGL. Auxiliary Cir. Desk) E185 .H56 1997 

Hine, Darlene Clark, ed. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Volumes 1 and 2. Carlson Publishing, Inc., 1993. (FL, Ref, Ready Ref Desk) E185.86 .B542 1993 

Logan, Rayford, W. and Michael R. Winston, eds. Dictionary of American Negro Biography, W.W. Norton, 1982. (FL, Ref, Ready Ref Desk)  E185.96 D53 1982 & (Founders, Reference) E185.96 D53 1982

Savage, Beth L. ed. African American Historic Places. The Preservation Press, 1994. (Moorland-S, Gen. Coll.) M973.0496 & (FL, Ref, Ready Ref Desk) E185 .A2534 1994 

Salem, Dorothy C. ed. African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Garland, 1993 (Founders) E185.96 .A45 1993 & (UGL, Cir. Desk Reserves) E185.96 .A45 1993

Histories of the Civil Rights Movement       
Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954 - 1963, Simon & Schuster, 1988. (Founders) E185.61 B7914 1988 & (Divinity, Afro-Am Coll.)  E185.61 B7914 1988 

Branch, Taylor. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963 - 1965. Simon & Schuster, 1998.
(Order cancelled for Founders Library.)

Davis, Townsend.Weary Feet, Rested Souls: A Guided History of the Civil Rights Movement. W. W. & Norton Company, 1998. (Founders) E185.61 .D36 1998; (Founders, Reference)  E185.61 .D36 1998 & (Moorland-S, Gen. Coll.)  M973.0496073 D298 1998

Eskew, Glenn T. But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle. University of North Carolina Press, 1997. (UGL.  Auxiliary Cir. Desk)  F334.B69 N435 1997

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. (Founders) BL65.P7 F73 1998 &( UGL. Auxiliary Cir. Desk) BL65.P7 F73 1998

Halberstam, David. The Children. Random House, 1998. (UGL, Auxiliary Cir. Desk) E185.61 .H195 1998 & (Moorland-S, Gen. Coll.)  M323.1 H128 1998

Higham, John. Civil Rights and Social Wrongs: Black-White Relations Since World War II. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997. (UGL, Auxiliary Cir. Desk) E185.615 .C584 1997

Litwack, Leon F. Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow. Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. (UGL,Auxiliary;Cir. Desk) E185.6 .L58 1998 & (Moorland-S, Gen. Coll.) M975.00496 L737 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. (UGL, Cir. Desk Reserves) E185.61 W394 1990

Williams, Juan.  Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954 - 65. Viking Press, 1987. (Founders) KF4757 W52 1988 & (UGL,Auxiliary;Cir. Desk) KF4757 W52 1988 

Historical Resources on the Web 

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Explore the birth home and neighborhood of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the civil rights movement's most important leaders, as administered and interpreted by the National Park Service.

Lincoln Memorial
Discover the varied political and social history of Lincoln Memorial, as administered and interpreted by the National Park Service.

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Visit the site that initiated one of the Supreme Court's most important decisions, ending segregation in public schools, as administered and interpreted by the National Park Service.

Our Shared History: Celebrating African American History and Culture
A "Links to the Past" feature highlighting and connecting the National Park Service's various African American resources.

"We Shall Overcome" and Music in American Life
Find out more about this protest song adopted by the Civil Rights Movement, hear an audio clip, and learn about other influences of music throughout American history.

National Scenic Byways Online
Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this site promotes the FHWA-designated All-American Roads and National Scenic Byways, as well as many state and federally-designated byways, including the Selma-To-Montgomery National Historic Trail and All-American Road featured in this itinerary.

National Park Service Trails System
Learn more about trails, both scenic and historic, located throughout the United States.

The Ollie Atkins Photograph Collection
View online some of the incredible photographs (many of which are used in this itinerary) taken by Olliver F. Atkins, a photographer for The Saturday Evening Post, Washington Post, and President Richard Nixon's personal photographer.

Lesson Plan: The Liberty Bell: From Obscurity to Icon
The Liberty Bell, a symbol of freedom for the Civil Rights movement, is the subject of an online-lesson plan produced by Teaching with Historic Places, a National Register program that offers classroom-ready lesson plans on properties listed in the Register.

Useful Links
Biographies of John Lewis
Lewis' Writings, Speeches, Awards, Tributes
Lewis' Congressional Activitites
The Big Six
Histories of SNCC and other Organizations

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