Fannie Lou Hamer, Leader in the Civil Rights Movement
Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention
Atlantic City, New Jersey - August 22, 1964
Audio of Mrs. Hamer's testimony.
Martin Luther King., Jr., American Christian Minister and Civil Rights Leader
"Give Us the Ballot," a 1957 speech advocating voting rights for African Americans in the United States. King delivered the speech at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom gathering at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 17.
Audio of entire speech.
Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th U.S. President
Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise, March 15, 1965
Transcript of speech.
ProQuest’s freely available Black Freedom Struggle website, features expertly selected primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
ProQuest History Vault includes multiple archival collections that document some of the most important and widely studied-topics in American history.
HeinOnline’s Civil Rights and Social Justice database
Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Professor of Law and the Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law