February 28, 2019

Search Black Freedom Struggle for original documents in the civil rights movement

Headshot of civil rights advocate and leaderBayard Rustin

Read original source documents that reveal the men and women behind the civil rights movement in the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century online database. You have full-text access to personal papers by leaders, organizers and activists; federal government records from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and organizational records from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and more. Access to the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century database is brought to you by UW Libraries.