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Greensboro Historical Museum
This museum documents the historic February 1960 sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter through large photographic murals and artifacts.

Greensboro Sit-Ins: Launch of a Civil Rights Movement
This informative site provides a comprehensive look at the major players in the Greensboro, NC, sit-ins of the 1960s.

International Civil Rights Center and Museum
 Located in Greensboro’s old Woolworth building itself, this museum includes the actual lunch counter from the historic February 1960 sit-in as well as a comprehensive depiction of the civil rights struggle.

John Hope Franklin Center For Interdisciplinary Studies
The John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies is a unique consortium of programs committed to revitalizing notions of how knowledge is gained and exchanged. Participants from a broad range of disciplines converge to explore intellectual issues, including some of the most pressing social and political themes of our time: race and race relations, the legacy of the African-American experience, and equality and opportunity among diverse populations.

NCCU Institute For Minority Issues
Promotes faculty, student and institutional research related to minorities, particularly African Americans, in the New South.

UNC Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center
 The University’s prominent Black cultural center devoted to “encourage and support the critical examination of all dimensions of African and African American diaspora cultures through sustained and open discussion, dialogue and debate.”

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill —
The Southern Oral History Collection with the Southern Historical Collection
UNC's collection features over 1,500 interviews with a diverse range of people living in the Southeast. About a quarter of the collection is estimated to relate directly or indirectly to the Civil Rights Movement. Indexes of the collection are available on request.

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Association of African American Museums (AAAM)
The Association of African American Museums is a non-profit member organization established to support African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture.

Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History engages students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

Historic Civil Rights Places In The U.S.
Explores 49 properties deemed important civil rights sites in the in the National Register of Historic Places.

Jim Crow Museum – Ferris State University
This museum site is dedicated to promoting racial tolerance by helping people understand the historical and contemporary expressions of intolerance.

Martin Luther King Center
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.

Martin Luther King Newspaper Archives
Search newspaper Articles about Martin Luther King, Jr. in more than 50,000 historical newspaper pages.

The National Archives
This comprehensive site provides an online repository for America’s most valuable historical documents.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
For nearly 100 years, the NAACP has worked to change the lives of oppressed African-American populations.

National Association Of Black Journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

National Leadership Conference On Civil Rights
A collaboration of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, this site serves as a record of relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.

Poverty and Race Research Action Council
PRRAC is a non-partisan, national, not-for-profit organization convened by major civil rights, civil liberties and anti-poverty groups.

Schomburg Research Center On Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York Public Library) is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world.

Smithsonian Institute
This American institution archives prominent historical works of interest including its own the African Art Museum.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference
This prominent organization stood at the forefront of many watershed moments of the Civil Rights movement. 

Voices of Civil Rights
Formed by the AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress, Voices of Civil Rights is a collection of thousands of preserved personal stories and oral histories of the Civil Rights Movement, forming the world's largest archive of personal accounts of civil rights history.

W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center
 Named for the prominent African-American defender of freedom and fighter of injustice, this Missouri institution is designed to raise the performance level of underserved communities through educational services and technology.

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