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Celebrating Milestones: The NAACP’s Fight for Equal Rights, Part 1 of 2

75 years ago, in 1939, the NAACP gathered for its 30th annual convention in Richmond, Virginia.

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18 Feb 2014 | Shannon Janeczek

Celebrating Milestones: The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education - part 2 of 2

The school desegregation cases in the NAACP Papers in History Vault give researchers the opportunity to study local conditions throughout the country as well as NAACP legal strategy.

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12 Feb 2014 | Shannon Janeczek

Celebrating Milestones: 2014 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The passage of the Civil Rights Act was a landmark triumph for one of America's greatest reform movements—the struggle for racial equality. When President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law on July 2, 1964, segregation was ended in public swimming pools, libraries, schools, theaters, restaurants, and hotels; and it forbade discriminatory practices in employment.

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04 Feb 2014 | Shannon Janeczek

Martin Luther King, Jr., and FBI Files on the 1964 St. Augustine Demonstrations

Blog post regarding pivotal events in the Civil Rights Movement. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of several pivotal events in the 20th century civil rights struggle. Posted January 20, 2014.

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20 Jan 2014 | Shannon Janeczek

African Americans in the U.S. Military: From Tuskegee Airmen to Civil Rights

Blog post from January 17, 2014. From the American Revolution to the present, African Americans have played an important role in the American armed forces. An excellent essay by Chad Williams in ProQuest’s Black Studies Center recounts the contribution of African Americans to the American military.

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17 Jan 2014 | Shannon Janeczek

Review a history of US foreign policy: ProQuest content that reveals "disagreement, debate and discussion"

Blog post exploring the theme of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association is “Disagreement, Debate, Discussion.” In honor of this meeting, we decided to take a look at some ProQuest content that pertains to disagreement, debate, or discussion, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy. Posted January 3, 2014.

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03 Jan 2014 | Shannon Janeczek

American Support for the Anti-apartheid Struggle

In the 1950s, several American civil rights groups developed a serious interest in anticolonial movements in Africa and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.

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15 Dec 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

New National Security Archive module: Mexico-United States Counternarcotics Policy, 1969-2013

The collection of 1,877 documents, which will be by far the most comprehensive collection of primary source material on the subject available, will let the public delve directly into critical events in the evolution of Mexico-U.S. drug policy, including policy reviews, internal assessments, intelligence and investigation reports, memoranda of conversation, and diplomatic cables, which provide an intimate view of the dynamics of the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

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09 Dec 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

The Sneak Attack on Pearl Harbor

New ProQuest History Vault Module: "World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees."

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06 Dec 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Kennedy and the Civil Rights Bill

Blog post regarding American civil rights and President Kennedy, and how ProQuest Historical Newspapers can give you a window onto both the struggle and this president's role within it. Posted November 22, 2013.

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22 Nov 2013 | Shannon Janeczek