Monday, March 06, 2017

TRIAL: Race Relations in America

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the ‘Race Relations in America’ digital archive until 3rd April 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Race Relations in America
(Login required off campus)
Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial.

This collection contains a wealth of primary source material on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination and racial theory in America during three pivotal decades of the twentieth century.

The Race Relations Department, based at Fisk University, was a highly influential think tank offering a forum for discussion and research on racial topics. The work of the Department highlighted topics such as poverty and inequality, class, housing, employment, education and government policy. Its programme attracted many well-known figures in the Civil Rights Movement, including Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Charles Houston, and Marguerite Cartwright. This resource sheds light on the fascinating work of the Department through the digitisation of extensive records from the Department’s archives. The collection contains excellent survey material, including interviews, questionnaires, statistics, raw data and analyses.

After trying Race Relations in America, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

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