Looking for quality primary sources for your research on civil rights? The FGCU Library has the fully digitized NAACP Papers. Nearly two million pages of action summaries, legal briefings, and memos from 1909-1972 allow you to gain a first-hand perspective of the civil rights movement and issues that the association dealt with such as lynching, desegregation, and the promotion of equality in education, voting, housing, and employment. The database is fully searchable or can be browsed by timeline or collection. Results are in easy-to-read PDF format which can be saved and printed.

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