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Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School (1957)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=89

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education that segregated schools were "inherently unequal" and ordered that U.S. public schools be desegregated "with all deliberate speed." Within a week of the 1954 decision, Arkansas was one of two Southern states to announce it would begin immediately to take steps to comply with the Brown decision. It proved a difficult and controversial task. The ensuing struggle between segregationists and integrationists, the Governor of the State of Arkansas and the Federal Government, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus became known as the "Little Rock Crisis." This executive order of September 23, 1957, signed by President Dwight Eisenhower, sent Federal troops to maintain order and peace while the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, AR, took place. Standard 11.10.3, 11.10.4, 11.10.5, 12.5.4, and 12.7.8 civics

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1143

Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces (1948)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=84

Rating: 2, High!

Description: During World War II, President Roosevelt had responded to complaints about discrimination at home against African Americans by issuing Executive Order 8802, directing that blacks be accepted into job-training programs in defense plants, forbidding discrimination by defense contractors, and establishing a Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC). After the war, President Harry Truman, Roosevelt's successor, faced a multitude of problems and allowed Congress to terminate the FEPC. However, in December 1946, Truman appointed a Commission on Civil Rights, which recommended "more adequate means and procedures for the protection of the civil rights of the people of the United States." On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, committing the government to integrate the segregated military. Standard 11.10.1

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1147

Full Text of Supreme Court Cases

http://www.tourolaw.edu/Patch/SupremeCourtCases.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is the summary of 51 landmark Supreme Court Cases fromthe early 1800's to the 1980's. Many relate to Civil Rights issues. The summaries link to longer discussions of the cases and briefs filed by the justices. Some of the summaries betray the conservative bias of the writer. Standard 11.10.4 and 12.5.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2887

Leader of the Free World 1945-1975

http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec2/essay11.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This background essay by Richard R. Bernstein provides an overview of the post war changes in American society including the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, and Watergate. Standards 11.9.3, 11.10.5, and 11.11.4

Comments: This is part of the Crossroads Curriculum.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1940

Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www.nobelprizes.com/nobel/peace/MLK-jail.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In this letter, Martin Luther King answers the criticism of fellow clergymen relating to the demonstrations and other civil disobedience of the Civil Rights Movement. He outlines why he thinks the fight against injustice is the essential task for all Christians. Standard 11.10.5

Comments: This site, part of the Stanford MLK Papers Project, links to the orginal letter of criticism from the clergy which helps put this document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1956

Links to the Past: National Park Service Cultural Resources

http://www.cr.nps.gov/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The National Park Services' Civil Rights Links to the Past is very useful in tracing the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. It features an important Civil Rights story that changes periodicallly. Standard 11.10.0

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1996

Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/lucidcafe/library/96jan/king.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This concise biography of Martin Luther King Jr. has links to Gandhi, the Nobel Peace Prize and other U.S civil rights leaders. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, and 11.10.4

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2107

National Civil Rights Museum

http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/gallery/movement.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an excellent site for civil rights history. It includes a virtual tour of the Civil Rights Musuem. Standards 3.4.6, 8.9.1 and 11.10.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2249

Official Program for the March on Washington (1963)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=96

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The civil rights movement in the United States during the late 1950s and 1960s was the political, legal, and social struggle to gain full citizenship rights for black Americans and to achieve racial equality. Individuals and civil rights organizations challenged segregation and discrimination using a variety of activities, including protest marches, boycotts, and refusal to abide by segregation laws. This program listed the events scheduled at the Lincoln Memorial during the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The highlight of the march, which attracted 250,000 people, was Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Standards 11.10.4, 11.10.5, and 12.3.1 civics.

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2351

Plessy v. Ferguson

http://www.kids-right.org/plessey.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Read the actual decision in this landmark Supreme Court case that in 1896 declared the legality of separate but equal in public transport. This case was used by states to validate enforcement of segregation. Standards 11.10.2 and 12.5.4

Comments: This case is referred to in the standards.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2474

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