The ProQuest History Vault offers researchers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children, who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. The Federal Government Records module contains 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. Module Two contains personal papers of African Americans and records of civil rights organizations: Papers of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), Mary McLeod Bethune Papers, Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bayard Rustin Papers, and the Claude A. Barnett Papers. Part 2 of this module contains records of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), formed by student activists in 1960, and which became one of the most important civil rights organizations in the 1960s. It also contains the records of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), and the papers of Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell of Chicago.
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