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United States Civil Rights Trail

On Martin Luther King Day 2018 the Civil Rights Trail website, documenting more than 100 locations across 14 states, was launched.  In addition to historical information, the site includes an interactive map. Advertisements

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“I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America”: Film and Discussion with Ruha Benjamin, November 14, 2017

As part of the Princeton & Slavery Project, on Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-9:00 pm, Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African-American studies at Princeton University, leads a post-screening discussion of the Academy Award-nominated documentary based on an unfinished manuscript by writer…

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How Dick Gregory Forced The FBI To Find The Bodies Of Three Civil Rights Workers Slain In Mississippi

The late Dick Gregory, comedian, political candidate, civil and human rights activist, was a hero, never adequately honored.  Click here to read the article by David Dennis, Jr., whose father was Mississippi director for the Congress of Racial Equality during…

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The Civil Rights Movement: Through the Lens of Julius Lester, Panel Discussion and Reception, April 20 at 4:30 p.m.

Julius Lester, civil rights activist, author, and professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, photographed the black South and portions of the civil rights movement from 1964-68.  His photographs, which will be exhibited in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson…

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The Struggle for Civil Rights

While focused on the year 1963, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has created this timeline of the fight for civil rights that extends from 1939 to 1965.  For 1963, the library has reproduced documents including including memos, telegrams, photographs,…

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