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This searchable collection of primary source materials documents the African American struggle for freedom and equality from 1790 to the contemporary period, from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children. The Federal Government Records module and the Supplement contain documentation from federal government agencies on milestones of the federal government's involvement with Civil Rights including Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock school desegregation, the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, the sit-in movement, the march on Washington in 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and related themes. The supplement has civil rights records from the Ford and Reagan presidencies. The second module (in 2 parts) contains organizational records and personal papers of African Americans and records of civil rights organizations. Includes materials from the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), Mary McLeod Bethune, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bayard Rustin, and Claude A. Barnett, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), and Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell of Chicago. Records of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), one of the most important civil rights organizations in the 1960s, are also included.