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Oklahoma Black History
African American Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma
A kid friendly resource about The African American Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma.
African Americans in Norman's History
Much of Norman’s African-American history is directly related to our community being home to the University of Oklahoma. Most of the individuals listed here were not only associated with OU but were, and are, also active, contributing members of the Norman community. Links are provided if you would like to learn more about these accomplished individuals.
Civil Rights Resource Guide
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to civil rights, including photographs, documents, and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to civil-rights resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on civil rights and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
Oklahoma City African Americans sit-in for integration, 1958-64
Information on the Oklahoma City African Americans sit-in for integration, 1958-64, published on Global Nonviolent Action Database.
Oklahoma's Civil Rights Moments
Article by the Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma's Sit-In Movement Remembered
An article by the Oklahoman on the anniversary of Oklahoma's Sit-In Movement.
Voices of Civil Rights
The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This exhibition draws from the thousands of personal stories, oral histories, and photographs collected by the “Voices of Civil Rights” project, a collaborative effort of AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress, and marks the arrival of these materials in the Library's collection. This exhibit features twenty oral histories and seventeen photographs taken during the “Voices of Civil Rights” bus tour, which started from Washington, D.C., on August 3, 2004. This seventy-day tour, through twenty-two states and thirty-nine cities, followed part of the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides to Jackson, Mississippi, and then proceeded to other historic civil rights sites. The photographs that accompany these personal stories were taken by award-winning photojournalist Lester Sloan.
Civil Rights Timeline
Milestones in the modern civil rights movement (provided by the city of Norman, Oklahoma).
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