One-Day Seminar: Slavery and the Constitution, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

Study deeply the problem of slavery within the context of the Constitutional Convention, the Constitution…

Implementing Brown v. Board of Education: One Southern Town’s Story

Part I: Behind the Scenes, an Interracial Team Plans Integration Ellen Deitz Tucker In May…

Women’s Voices: Religion in American History and Politics

While women have historically made up an overwhelming percentage of America's religious practitioners, their roles…

Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality: The Sure Foundation on Which We Must Build

Source: Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart (Washington, D. C., 1879). We…

One-Day Seminar: Missouri, Dred Scott, and the Coming of the Civil War, hosted by Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights Speeches & Leaders hosted by Stevens Point High School (Stevens Point, WI)

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The Justices’ View on Brown v. Board of Education

Source: Harold H. Burton to Earl Warren, and Felix Frankfurter to Warren, May 17, 1954,…

I Have A Dream

Source: Text is from the online version provided by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research…

The Three-Fifths Clause and Federal Representation

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

The Fugitive Slave Clause

Source: Gordon Lloyd ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

The Slave Trade Clause

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

Statement on the War in Vietnam

Source: Wisconsin Historical Society, Freedom Summer Collection, Lucile Montgomery Papers, 1963-1967, Historical Society Library Microforms…

The Negro in American Life (Guidance for the Voice of America)

Source: Record Group 59, Records of the Department of State, Records Relating to International Information…

“Black Cotton Farmers and the AAA”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 13:3 (March 1935), p. 72. Available at http://newdeal.feri.org/opp/opp3572.htm.…

“Black Labor and the Codes”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 11:8 (August 1933), p. 231. If there were…

Korematsu v. US

Source: 323 U.S. 214 (1944). Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School. Mr. Justice Black1 delivered…

Manzanar: Excerpt from Born Free and Equal

Source: Ansel Adams, Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese-Americans (NY: U.S. Camera,…

Stopping the Holocaust

Source: Letter from Assistant Secretary of War John McCloy to World Jewish Congress Rescue Department…

Letters to Yank Magazine

Source: Rupert Trimmingham, letters to the editor, Yank, April 28, 1944 and July 28, 1944.…

Executive Order No. 9346: Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Executive Order 9346 Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice,” May…

“Why Should We March?”

Source: A. Philip Randolph, “Why Should We March?” Survey Graphic 31 (November 1942), pp 488-89.…

Executive Order No. 9066 – Resulting in the Relocation of Japanese

Source: 100 Milestone Documents, an online library compiled by the “Our Documents” Initiative, a cooperative…

Japanese American Evacuation

[caption id="attachment_24733" align="aligncenter" width="791"] Page 1 of “Instructions to Persons of Japanese Ancestry, Presidio of…

The First Lady Visits Tuskegee

Source: Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day: A Comprehensive, Electronic Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s “My Day” Columns.…

“The United States Cannot Remain Half-Slave and Half-Free”

Source: Frederick Douglass, Address by Hon. Frederick Douglass, Delivered in the Congregational Church, Washington, D.C.,…

Inaugural Address (1877)

Source: Rutherford B. Hayes: Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

Colfax Massacre Reports

Source: “Condition of the South,” Report Number 261, in Reports of Committees of the House…

The Slaughterhouse Cases

Source: The Slaughterhouse Cases, 83 U.S. 36 (1872). Available online from Legal Information Institute, Cornell…

Testimony to Sub-Committee on Reconstruction in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Source: Testimony Taken by the Joint Select Committee to Enquire into the Condition of Affairs…

Proclamation on Enforcement of the 14th Amendment

Source: Ulysses S. Grant: “Proclamation 199 – Enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United…

The Enforcement Acts

Source: Statutes at Large, Forty First Congress, Second Session, May 31, 1870, 140–46, Statutes at…

The 15th Amendment

Source: Statutes at Large, Fortieth Congress, Third Session, February 27, 1869, p. 346. Section 1.…

Party Platforms of 1868

Source: Republican Party Platform of 1868, May 20, 1868. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

“Damages to Loyal Men”

Source: The text is taken from a copy of the speech in the Library of…

Veto of the First Reconstruction Act

Source: Andrew Johnson, “Veto Message,” March 2, 1867. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Speech on Reconstruction

Source: Congressional Globe, 39th Cong., 2nd sess., Jan. 3, 1867, pp. 251-253. Available at A…

“The One Man Power vs. Congress!”

Source: Charles Sumner, “The One Man Power vs. Congress!” Address of the Honorable Charles Sumner…

Congressional Debate on the 14th Amendment

Source: 14th Amendment, Statutes at Large, 39th Congress, 1st Session, 358–59, Congress Debates the 14th…

Address Before the General Assembly of the State of Georgia

Source: Alexander H. Stephens, In Public and Private, With Letters and Speeches, Before, During, and…

Reply of the Colored Delegation to the President

Source: University of Rochester Frederick Douglass Project, a collaboration of the Department of Rare Books,…

Report on the Condition of the South

Source: Carl Schurz, “Report on the Condition of the South,” in Speeches, Correspondences, and Political…

Reorganizing Constitutional Government in Mississippi

Source: Andrew Johnson, "Proclamation 136 – Reorganizing a Constitutional Government in Mississippi," June 13, 1865.…

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution

Source: Transcript of 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865), Our Documents:…

Letter to Nathaniel Banks

Source: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy Basler, Volume 6 (The Abraham Lincoln…

Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights

John F. Kennedy: “Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights,” June 11,…

Birmingham Manifesto

Fred Shuttlesworth and N. H. Smith were ministers in Birmingham, Alabama active in the civil…

Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States

Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States, 379 U.S. 241 (1964). Available online from…

Debate on the Civil Rights Act

Originally Broadcast on CBS Reports: Filibuster—Birth Struggle of a Law, March 18, 1964. Available at…

Eleanor Roosevelt with “Chief” Charles Alfred Johnson

Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day: A Comprehensive, Electronic Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s “My Day” Columns. Online…
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