Avery Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston The Avery Research Center was established to collect, preserve and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African Americans in Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Avery's archival collections, museum exhibitions and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African Diaspora.
African American Odyssey from the Library of Congress The exhibitionThe African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, showcases the incomparable African American collections of the Library of Congress. Displaying more than 240 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films and recordings, this is the largest black history exhibit ever held at the Library, and the first exhibition of any kind to feature presentations in all three of the Library's buildings.
National Civil Rights Museum The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions and educational programs.
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection TheDaniel A. P. Murray Collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900. Among the authors represented are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel and Emanuel Love.
Academy of Achievement: Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks, the 'mother of the civil rights movement' was one of the most important citizens of the 20th century. Mrs. Parks was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama when, in December of 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. The bus driver had her arrested. She was tried and convicted of violating a local ordinance. Her act sparked a citywide boycott of the bus system by blacks that lasted more than a year.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement From the Seattle Times. This Web site, first created by The Seattle Times in 1996, contains the story of a remarkable man, images of a tumultuous time and perspectives of politicians, academics, students and the many, ordinary citizens whose lives he touched.