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LJ says NAACP Papers' digitization is “essential” for study of US civil rights movement

Library Journal notes ProQuest’s digitization of The NAACP Papers as a “Best Reference.”

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18 Mar 2015

Women’s History Month: Everyday Women Make History Every Day

These women, in the course of their everyday lives, helped to advance the role of women in today’s society. They spark conversation and questions, and perhaps make you want a time machine to go back in history and take them out for a cup of coffee.

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16 Mar 2015

New ProQuest Libguides, made for you!

We often hear from customers that they also love our LibGuides for training sessions, and our usage statistics support that. Check out the newest additions!

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10 Mar 2015

Fifty Years Ago, Civil Rights Demonstrators Attacked by Police and State Troopers

Blog post regarding Selma and the American Civil Rights movement 50 years on. Fifty years ago, on March 7, 1965, civil rights demonstrators, as part of a major voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama, attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in protest of discriminatory practices that prevented them from registering to vote. Written by Daniel Lewis, ProQuest Product Manager, and posted on March 4, 2015.

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04 Mar 2015

“Make It Happen” on International Women’s Day!

Blog post regarding International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8th around the world, with several countries recognizing it as an official state holiday. Written by Rachel Hally, ProQuest Product Manager and posted on March 3, 2015.

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03 Mar 2015

Black History Month: "Selma" in Hollywood, in Books, and in Primary Source Documents

Blog post regarding the movie "Selma," which represents the first major Hollywood motion picture about Martin Luther King, Jr. Written by Daniel Lewis, ProQuest Product Manager, and posted on February 24, 2015.

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24 Feb 2015

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Bob Moses and the SNCC in Mississippi

Blog post regarding Moses’ proposal for Freedom Summer, which led to one of the most important initiatives of the civil rights movement. Moses helped cultivate local leaders in Mississippi and squarely focused attention on the deep-seated racial injustice and violence in Mississippi. Written by Daniel Lewis, ProQuest Product Manager and posted on February 16, 2015.

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16 Feb 2015

Celebrating Black History Month, Then and Now

Blog post discussing ringing in Black History Month in the United States and Canada, it seems appropriate to examine the origins of this celebration. Written by Rachel Hally, Product Manager, and posted on February 9, 2015.

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09 Feb 2015

Black History Month: Celebrating Rosa Parks Day, 2015

Most people are familiar with Rosa Parks from her refusal to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus in 1955, which ignited the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But did you know she was also an active member in the NAACP?

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04 Feb 2015

How Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became a National Holiday

In 1982, the Committee on the Post Office and Civil Service in the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on “Proposals for Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday.”

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19 Jan 2015