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Black History Month 2023: Web Resources

Black Resistance 2023

Web Resources

Protest History Historical Content and Related Resources Protest Legislation

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Source: Library of Congress.

“And for those who have been talking about protests, just remember, this country was founded on protest. It is called the American Revolution. And every step of progress in this country, every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals, has been won through efforts that made the status quo uncomfortable. And we should all be thankful for folks who are willing in a peaceful, disciplined way to be out there making a difference.” President Barack Obama, June 3, 2020 town hall on policing, at 1:22:53

Civil Rights History Project

Oral histories (with interview transcripts) and digital photographs of people who participated in the Civil Rights Movement.

Civil Rights Digital Library

Primary sources and digital video archive of historical news films on the Civil Rights Movement.

Emma Goldman Papers

A sampling of photographs and primary historical documents from the Emma Goldman Papers, plus finding aids and links to other resources. Goldman (1869-1940) was a major figure in the history of radical movements in the U.S.

The Empty Closet

One of the oldest continuously published LGBT papers in the United States. Full text of issues from 1971.

Farmworker Movement

Primary source accounts from those who worked with Cesar Chavez to build the Farmworker Movement (1962-1993).

Occupy Archive

Documenting and saving the digital evidence and stories from worldwide Occupy protests that began in September 2011.

African Activist Archive Project

Records of activism in the United States to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Protests, Marches and Movements - Library of Congress

Protests, Marches and Movements - The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories (American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.


The site features over 2,000 curated primary-source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.


The collection is comprised of 568 issues of three weekly newspaper titles dating between 1847 and 1874: The North Star in Rochester, New York, Frederick Douglass' Paper in Rochester, New York, and New National Era in Washington, D.C


A history of the month from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

The project illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States, and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society

FREE Access to this collection for the Month of February 2019, Black History Month. After you login to this resource (AAHSC) to using your public library card, click on the Black History Month link.


An exclusive peek at photos from Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s compendium, Life Upon These Shores.

Free digital platform that brings together content documenting African American history and culture in order to enable the creation of new works—research projects, scholarship, curricula, art of all kinds—that illuminate parts of our history that have not been enough broadly accessible.

National Organizations