Civil Rights Digital Libraries Enhance Americans’ Understanding of Important Era

The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) is a comprehensive civil rights Web site and portal hosted by the University of Georgia Libraries. CRDL is a partnership among librarians, technologists, archivists, educators, scholars, academic publishers, and public broadcasters.

From the CRDL/University of Georgia Web site:

“The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation’s history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.”

One of the many amazing resources available from CRDL is a 1971 clip of civil rights activist Andrew Young predicting the election of an African American president in his lifetime.

Enjoy the resource and please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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