Segregation and Desegregation

  • Dabbs, James McBride. The Southern Heritage. Knopf, 1958. [Alabama Collection E185.61 .D2]
  • Edmonds, Richard W. Segregation, Is It Justified? Muscogee Pub. Co., 1957. [Rare Collection E185.61 .E24 1957]
  • Graves, John Temple. The South Won’t Surrender. American Mercury, 1956. [Agee Collection E185.61 .G79 1956x]
  • Ingram, T. Robert. Essays on Segregation. St. Thomas Press, 1960. [Rare Collection BT734.3 .I5]
  • Lively, Earl. The Invasion of Mississippi. American Opinion, 1963. [Rare Collection E185.93.M6 L5]
  • Martin, John Barlow. The Deep South Says “Never.” Ballantine Books, 1957. [Hall Collection E185.61 .M36]
  • Michael, W. E. The Age of Error. Vantage Press, 1957. [Alabama Collection LB3062 .M5]
  • Peck, James. Freedom Ride. Simon and Schuster, 1962. [Rare Collection E185.61 .P43]
  • Pierce, Julius A. Black Tide. Jamax Books, 1963. [Alabama Collection E185.61 .P5x]
  • Red, D. B. A Corrupt Tree Bringeth Forth Evil Fruit: A Plea for Racial Segregation Based on Scripture, History and World Conditions. Hattiesburg, Miss., 1956. [Rare Collection E185.61 .R5x]
  • Talmadge, Herman E. You and Segregation. Vulcan Press, 1955. [Alabama Collection E185.61 .T2]
  • Tyler, Franklin Adair. All God’s Chillun: Southerners View Forced Integration. 1958. [Alabama Collection E185.61 .T95]
  • Vander Zanden, James Wilfrid. Race Relations in Transition; the Segregation Crisis in the South. Random House, 1965. [Hall Collection E185.61 .V33]
  • Wakefield, Dan. Revolt in the South. Grove Press, 1960. [Rare Collection E185.61 .W15]

In Education

  • Alford, Dale. The Case of the Sleeping People (Finally Awakened by Little Rock School Frustrations). Little Rock, 1959. [Rare Collection LA242.L5 A7]
  • Barrett, Russell H. Integration at Ole Miss. Quadrangle Books, 1965. [Rare Collection]
  • Carmichael, Omer. The Louisville Story. Simon and Schuster, 1957. [Alabama Collection LA 294.L6 C3]
  • Holden, Anna. A First Step Toward School Integration. Congress of Racial Equality, 1958. [Rare Collection LC214.23.N3 H6x]
  • Kilpatrick, James Jackson. The Southern Case for School Segregation. Crowell-Collier Press, 1962. [Hall Collection E185.61 .K5]
  • Oxford: A Warning for Americans. Mississippi Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1962. [Rare Collection LD3413 .M5x]
  • Record, Wilson. Little Rock, U.S.A. Chandler Pub. Co., 1960. [Rare Collection LA242.L5 R4]
  • Southern Regional Council. Schools in the South: Answers for Action. Atlanta, 1954. [Alabama Collection KF4155.Z9 S64 1954]
  • —. School Desegregation 1966: The Slow Undoing. Atlanta, 1966. [Alabama Collection LA210 .S64 1966]
  • Smith, Lillian. Now Is the Time. Viking, 1955. [Hall Collection E185.61 .S646]
  • Trillin, Calvin. An Education in Georgia: The Integration of Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes. Viking, 1964. [Hall Collection LB3062 .T7]

Marches, Sit-Ins, Boycotts, and Other Activities

  • Interview with Evelyn Howard, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Howard, a teacher, discusses the role of schools in the Civil Rights Movement (or lack thereof) and witnessing a march carried out in Birmingham by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Interview with Leona Williams, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Williams, a domestic worker, discusses her experiences at marches during the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Interview with Ella Pegues, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Pegues recalls her active role in the Civil Rights Movement, including participating in marches and sit-in and being jailed; and her views on racism and social conditioning and on figures including Fred Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King Jr., George Wallace, and Bull Connor.
  • Interview with Eva Russell, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Russell, who ran a cafe that became a hub of civil rights activity, discusses her participation in the movement and registration to vote.
  • Interview with Rosa Jackson, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Jackson, a domestic and custodial worker, discusses life during the Civil Rights Movement, including her fear of breaking the law and raising the ire of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • E.D. Nixon Article Reprints (MSS.2963)
  • Fields, Uriah J. The Montgomery story; the unhappy effects of the Montgomery bus boycott. Exposition Press, 1959. [Alabama Collection E185.89.T8 F5]
  • Gray, Fred D. The Children Coming On: A Retrospective of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Oral Histories of Boycott Participants. Black Belt Press, 1997. [Alabama Collection F334.M79 N42 1997]
  • Ramsey, Paul. Christian ethics and the sit-in. Association Press, 1961. [Rare Collection BT734.3 .R3]
  • The story of Selma; or, The other side of the coin. Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, 1965. [Alabama Collection F334.S4 S86 1965]
  • Wanted: for telling the truth about Selma. 1967. [Alabama Collection F330 .W35 1967x]
Page from The Story of Selma, 1965

Lynching, Mob Violence, and Other Issues of Justice

  • William Bradford Huie collection (MSS.2728)
  • Joe W. Burleson deposition (MSS.0232)
  • Commission on Interracial Cooperation. The crime of mob murder: a challenge to every American citizen. 1936. [Alabama Collection HV6464 .C74 1936]
  • Conrad, Earl, and Eugene Gordon. Equal justice under law. Committee for Equal Justice for Mrs. Recy Taylor, 1944. [Alabama Collection E185.61 .C79 1944x]
  • Hays, Arthur Garfield. Trial by prejudice. Covici, Friede, 1933. [Hall Collection KF220 .H38]
  • Herndon, Angelo. The Scottsboro boys: four freed! five to go! Workers Library Publishers, 1937. [Alabama Collection KF224.S34 H47 1937]
  • Patterson, Haywood. Scottsboro boy. V. Gollancz, 1950. [Alabama Collection KF224.S34 P3 1950a]
  • Raper, Arthur F. The tragedy of lynching. University of North Carolina Press, 1933. [Alabama Collection HV6464 .R3]
  • Scroggs, William O. Mob violence: an enemy of both races: an address before the Southern Sociological Congress at New Orleans, La., April 19, 1916. 1916. [Rare Collection HV6457 .S3x]
  • Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching. Lynchings and what they mean. 1931. [Alabama Collection HV6457 .S6]
  • —. The plight of Tuscaloosa: a case study of conditions in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 1933. 1933. [Alabama Collection HV6466 1933 .S6]
  • Washington, Booker T. Booker T. Washington gives facts and condemns lynchings in a statement telegraphed to the New York World. Baltimore, 1908. [Alabama Collection HV6457 .W38]
  • Wells, Ida B. Southern horrors; lynch law in all its phases by Ida B. Wells. Thomason & Duncan, 1892. [Microfilm Collection T92 no.2]

Voting and Politics

  • Interview with James Armstrong, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Armstrong, a barber, discusses life under segregation, attempts to integrate, and his attempts to register to vote.
  • Interview with Thelma Walton, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Walton discusses her experience of segregation and her registration to vote with the help of her white employer, as well as her fear of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Interview with Rev. C. C. Welch, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Welch, a minister, discusses his attempts to register to vote and the role of the church in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Gitin, Maria. The Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the 1965 Voting Rights Fight. University of Alabama Press, 2014. [Alabama Collection JK1929.A2 G58 2014]
  • Jones, Lewis, and Stanley Smith. Tuskegee, Alabama: voting rights and economic pressure. Anti-defamation League of B’nai B’rith, with the cooperation of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, 1958. [Alabama Collection E185.615 .J65]
  • King, Jr., Martin Luther. SCLC voter registration memo. 1966. [Alabama Collection JK1929.A2 .K56 1966]
  • Strong, Donald S. Negroes, ballots, and judges ; national voting rights legislation in the Federal courts. University of Alabama Press, 1968. [Alabama Collection KF4893 .S8]
  • Taper, Bernard. Gomillion versus Lightfoot ; the Tuskegee gerrymander case. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1962. [Alabama Collection JK1348.A2 Z5 1962]
over of Gitin's This Bright Light of Ours


  • Interview with H. D. Coke, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Coke, a journalist, discusses his involvement in the labor and Civil Rights Movements as well as life under Jim Crow, including attempts to register to vote.
  • Interview with Frank Sykes, 1984 (in Working Lives Oral History Project), accessible at
    • Sykes, an industrial worker, discusses efforts to unionize at his iron pipe plant and the role played by race in those efforts.
  • Huntley, Horace, and David Montgomery. Black Workers’ Struggle for Equality in Birmingham. University of Illinois Press, 2004. [Alabama Collection HD6490.R22 U63 2004]

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