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HIST 2232 - O. Gonzalez: Topics & Background Info

Finding background information

Library reference sources are a great place to find objective background information on your topic. They can also help you narrow your topic and discover keywords for further searching.  Below are some reference sources that cover the Civil Rights Movement.


These are possible topics to focus on from the Civil Rights era:


  • Women
  • African Americans
  • Native Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Laborers
  • Working-class citizens


  • Anti-war Movement
  • Women's Rights Movement
  • Black Panthers
  • National Farm Workers Association