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

NAACP annual conventions served many important purposes

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19 Feb 2014 | Shannon Janeczek

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

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

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

New History Vault module: Law and Society since the Civil War

Law and Society since the Civil War consists of 11 collections from the Harvard Law School Library.

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06 Nov 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

ProQuest employees who work on the ProQuest History Vault product and have a deep interest in American History took time off from their work on August 28, 2013, to attend the Let Freedom Ring celebration.

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17 Sep 2013 | Shannon Janeczek