Civil Rights Primary Sources
Desegregation landmark: Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas (between 1980-2006)
Examine the front façade of the school. How do you think this school building compared to others in Little Rock? Why do you think so much attention was given to the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School and the Little Rock Nine?
After three of her friends were killed by a mob in Memphis in 1892, journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett crusaded against lynching. As chairman of the Anti-Lynching Bureau, Wells-Barnett sent out an appeal for support in 1902. What three things did she ask supporters to do?
This pamphlet explains voting laws at the turn of the 20th century. How have the voting laws changed since then? What brought about this change? What are they marching for? Is this peaceful or violent? What do we already know about this march? How does this march compare to the marches in the Southeast?