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Over 60,000 pages of original records on microfilm providing a unique insight into the origins and development of the American civil rights movement.
Founded in the early 1940s by a small interracial group of student activists from the University of Chicago, the Congress of Racial Equality grew both in manpower and influence to play a dominant role in the civil rights revolt of the 1960s. CORE's key position in the struggle for civil rights in America makes its records a major research resource, invaluable not only to social and political historians but to all researchers confronting the issue of race relations in their work.
One dissertation can lead to the discovery of more sources, as well as other works that have been cited in additional dissertations.