Civil Rights History
Historical events, political acts and policy decisions provide the context for the contemporary civil rights debate.
January 6, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
On January 6, 1984, Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. assumed the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, becoming the first Black head of any state's Supreme Court.
December 4, 2008 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Odetta at the 1963 March on Washington
Civil Rights 101
Civil Rights 101 addresses the history of many civil rights issues that we face today.
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 and Human Rights, and the Library of Congress, and marks the arrival of these materials in the Library's collection
Civil Rights Book Club
Each month, we will feature five books representing the diversity of the contemporary social justice landscape.
In The News
Recent news clips on this issue.