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The address is an excerpt from a 1954 lecture Marshall gave at Dillard University.
Thurgood Marshall, "Excerpts from the Edwin Rogers Embree Memorial Lectures of Thurgood Marshall," presented at Dillard University, Spring 1954, New Orleans, in Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, eds. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform and Renewal (Oxford: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999).
Written in response to the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
Ella J. Baker, "Bigger Than a Hamburger." Southern Patriot 18 (1960). Excerpted in Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, eds. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform and Renewal (Oxford: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999).
Document location: SECTION 04: Student Protest
Letter by SNCC leader Robert Moses written from a Mississippi jail cell.
Robert P. Moses, Letter from a Mississippi Jail, 1961. Reprinted in Peter B. Levy, ed. Let Freedom Ring: A Documentary History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1992), 94-95.
Document location: SECTION 04: Student Protest
Lyrics to the spiritual "We Shall Overcome."
"We Shall Overcome"[lyrics of a traditional song]. In Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, eds. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform and Renewal (Oxford: Rowan & Littlefield, 1999).
Document location: SECTION 05: The Birmingham Desegregation Campaign
In 1963, John Lewis, chairman of SNCC, gave an address at the March on Washington.
John Lewis, Speech delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Courtesy of U.S. Representative John Lewis.
Document location: SECTION 06: The March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act
"Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" [lyrics of a traditional civil rights song].
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round [lyrics of a traditional civil rights song], reprinted in Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, eds. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform and Renewal (Oxford: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999).
Document location: SECTION 07: Mississippi Freedom Summer
Brown v. Board of Education.
U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The Southern Manifesto.
From Congressional Record, 84th Congress Second Session. Vol. 102, part 4 (March 12, 1956). Washington, D.C.: Governmental Printing Office, 1956. 4459-4460.
"Negroes' Boycott Cripples Bus Line."
From the New York Times, January 8, 1956.
Document location: SECTION 03: Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Basis of Black Power.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Position Paper: The Basis of Black Power.
Document location: SECTION 04: Student Protest
Women in the Movement.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Position Paper: Women in the Movement.
Document location: SECTION 04: Student Protest
Letter from Birmingham Jail.
An open letter by Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 16, 1963.
Document location: SECTION 05: The Birmingham Desegregation Campaign
The 1963 Inaugural Address of Governor George C. Wallace.
Delivered on January 14, 1963 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Document location: SECTION 05: The Birmingham Desegregation Campaign
Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights.
A speech by President John F. Kennedy on June 11, 1963.
Document location: SECTION 05: The Birmingham Desegregation Campaign
"I Have a Dream."
A speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.
Document location: SECTION 06: The March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act
Freedom Summer Recollections.
Document location: SECTION 07: Mississippi Freedom Summer
Voting Rights Act of 1965; August 6, 1965.
Document location: SECTION 09: Civil Rights, Voting Rights, and the Selma March
"Power Anywhere Where There's People."
A Speech By Fred Hampton delivered at Olivet Church, 1969.
Document location: SECTION 10: Urban Unrest and Socioeconomic Conditions
What We Want; What We Believe.
October 1966 Black Panther Party Platform and Program.
Document location: SECTION 11: Black Power
Beyond Vietnam (4 April 1967).
Document location: SECTION 13: Black Opposition to Vietnam
GIs United Against the War in Vietnam: Statement of Aims.
Document location: SECTION 13: Black Opposition to Vietnam
The Gary Declaration: Black Politics at the Crossroads.
National Black Political Convention, 1972.
Document location: SECTION 14: New Black Politics
Barbara Jordan: Statement on the Articles of Impeachment.
Delivered 25 July 1974, House Judiciary Committee.
Document location: SECTION 14: New Black Politics