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Civil Rights

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Civil Rights.

Background Information

Civil Rights politics in the United States has its roots in the movement to end discrimination against, and disenfranchisement of, African Americans. Use the following sources to learn about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement that started in the 1950s and continues today with its mission to guarantee equality regardless of race.