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Mrs. Boratyn - Civil Rights Movement: Civil Rights Movement

This guide will provide resources about important people and events from the Civil RIghts Movement.


This guide provides resources for you to listen, watch, and read about significant events and people during the Civil Rights Movement. Click on the tabs at the top of the guide to be directed to specific sources on a topic.

King, Martin Luther, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. after he gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.1

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."  

- Martin Luther King Jr., 1958

Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement (Britannica School): An in-depth article about the Civil Rights Movement, you can read about major events and people who made a significant impact during the fight for equality.

The Civil Rights Movement (Kids Infobits): General overview of the Civil Rights Movement and its place in American History.

Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement (Khan Academy): An excellent resource covering general information about the Movement, as well as each significant event described in-depth.

March on Washington

Martin Luther King, Jr. (centre), with other civil rights supporters at the March on Washington, D.C., in August 1963.2


1. “Martin Luther King Jr.” Gale Biography Online Collection, Gale, Detroit, MI, 2010. Gale In Context: Biography, Accessed 3 Feb. 2020.

2. Phelps, Shirelle, and Jeffrey Lehman, editors. “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Other Civil Rights Movement Leaders Participate in the March on...” West's Encyclopedia of American Law, 2nd ed., vol. 2, Gale, Detroit, MI, 2005. Gale In Context: U.S. History, Accessed 3 Feb. 2020.