From the Archive — 09 February 2011

Several oral history collections at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History pertain to various aspects of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Topics range from interviews about life under segregation and the desegregation of education to interviews with prominent civil rights activists. These collections explore the collective struggle to end legal segregation as well as discuss individual acts of resistance that normally, without oral history, would not make it into the historical record.

The Nunn Center just launched a research guide for navigating our rich oral history collections pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement including collections such as the Anne Braden collection or the  Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Movement collection which contains interviews with Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X as well as many other leaders of the movement in 1964.  Click on the image above to access the guide:

With the launch of this Research Guide, You can browse specific subjects pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement or click on the Collections tab and browse our oral history collections related to the Civil Rights Movement. This guide is also searchable and connects users to some of these collections online.  Give the research guide a try and let me know what you think.  Other library libguides can be accessed at : http://libguides.uky.edu/

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