Civil Rights Movement Leaders, The Fight for Racial Equality
Often we associate civil rights leaders with the fight for racial equity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
These young people faced anger and violence. Their efforts inspired other young people across the nation.
Black Power by WILLTV
The black power movement included leaders committed to alleviating poverty, challenging violent policing, and continuing to advocate for empowering education.
Civil Rights Resources at the Library of Congress
Lesser known civil rights leaders both black and white are given voice in this exhibit.
Places to Search for Biographical Resources
- World Book is our subscription encyclopedia and is a great starting point to search for information.
- Biography.com includes advertisements but has thorough biographies with great picture content as well.
Modern Civil Rights Leaders: Local Leaders and Beyond
Let us not exclude the people in any age, ordinary citizens who are our neighbors, friends and family, who have fought for freedom and equality. Today, those people are still speaking out against injustice, whether it is unequal treatment of gay people, unjust police violence, or environmental justice.
Modern Civil Rights Leaders by the LA Times
This article from the LA times describes a wide array of inspiring people leading us into the 21st century. They advocate for gay rights, environmentalism, prison justice, immigrant rights and much more.
Gay Rights Activist: Harvey Milk
This article by the California Safe Schools Coalition begins, “Harvey Milk's political career was a major catalysts for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) civil rights movement.”
Social Justice Locally
- 2015 CU Social Justice Award - Read about local leaders who were honored this year for their activism and leadership.
- eBlack CU Publication on CUWiki - Read about the DifferenceMakers on our local wiki page.
Want more still? Check out the library's African American History Symbaloo