Our thanks are due to Katrina Zarelli who interned with us in fall 2017 and created the first version of this help guide. Elements of her work have been carried over into this, the second, version of the Civil Rights in Florida help guide. We are happy to report that Kat is working towards her Masters in Library Science!

Books DVDs
Anatomy of a Lynching
McGovern, James R. and Manfred Berg
HV6465 .F6 M35 1992 
Crossing in St. Augustine
Young, Andrew and C.B. Hackworth
DVD F319 .S2 C76 2010
The Beast in Florida
Dunn, Marvin
E185.61 .D895 2013
Dare Not Walk Alone
Dean, Jeremy
DVD F319 .S2 D37 2008
Before His Time
Green, Ben
E185.97 .M79 G74 2005
Freedom Never Dies
Dickson, Sandra
DVD E185.97 .M66 F74 2007
Beyond Integration
Butler, J. Michael
E185.93 .F5 B88 2016
The Other Side of Silence: The Untold Story of Ruby McCollum
Johnson, Claudia Hunter
DVD HV6248 .M17 O84 2011
Black Freedom, White Resistance, and Red Menace
Katagiri, Yasuhiro
E185.61 .K349 2014
Second Crossing
Young, Andrew and C.B. Hackworth
DVD F319 .S2 C767 2011
Blacks and Social Change
Button, James W.
E185.92 B88 1989
You Belong to Me: Sex, Race and Murder in the South
Vision Films and Cloverland Productions
DVD HV6248 .M17 Y68 2015
Bridging the Gap
Saunders, Robert W.
E185.93 .F5 S28 2000
 
The Cana Sanctuary
Marotti, Frank
F319 .S2 M37 2012
 
Confronting Racial Isolation in Miami: A Report of the United Commission on Civil Rights
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
F319 .M6 U54 1982
 
Devil in the Grove
King, Gilbert
KF224 .G76 K56 2012
 
The Economic Civil Rights Movement
Ezra, Michael
E185.5 .E33 2013
 
Emancipation Betrayed
Ortiz, Paul
E185.93 .F5 O78 2005
 
Florida's Freedom Struggle: The Black Experience from Colonial Times to the New Millennium
Winsboro, Irvin D.S. E185.93 .F5 F56 2010
 
Freedom in the Family
Due, Tananarive and Patricia Stephens Due
E185.97 .D76 D84 2004
 
If It Takes All Summer
Warren, Dan R.
F319.2 .S2 W365 2008
 
The Invisible Empire
Newton, Michael
HS2330 .K63 N48 2001
 
Jacksonville
Crooks, James B.
F319 .J1 C765 2004
 
Old South, New South, Down South?
Winsboro, Irvin D.S.
E185.93 F5 O43 2009
 
South of the South
Mohl, Raymond A., et al.
F319 .M6 M75 2005
 
St. Augustine, Florida, 1963-1964
Garrow, David J. and David R. Colburn
F319.S2 S15 1989
 
The Struggle for Black Freedom in Miami
Cloud, Abigail and Chanelle Nyree Rose
F319 .M6 R76 2015
 
Victory after the Fall
Mathews, H.K. and J. Michael Butler
F316.23 .M38 A3 2007
 

This is an alphabetical list of the databases most useful for researching Florida Civil Rights history.

African American Newspapers (1827-1998):
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience.

American Periodical Series:
American Periodicals Series includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century.

Biography in Context:
This should be the first place you look when trying to find a biography on a person (U.S. or international).

Biography Reference Bank:
Contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images.

Black Freedom Struggle:
Primary source collection that includes government, organizational, and personal files covering the history of African-Americans in the United States between 1910 to the early 1980’s. FBI files and NAACP files are included.

Also known as:

History Vault by ProQuest:
Primary source collection that includes government, organizational, and personal files covering the history of African-Americans in the United States between 1910 to the early 1980’s. FBI files and NAACP files are included.

Chicago Manual of Style:
This has the complete text of the Chicago Manual of Style. Both the Table of Contents and the Index are hyperlinked, allowing you to move from one section to another.

Civil Rights Library of St. Augustine:
A digital archive of primary source materials that document the history of St. Augustine’s civil rights movement.

Issues & Controversies:
Information on current topics, with analysis and explanations of opposing points of view. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information are included.

JSTOR:
Our only database dedicated solely to scholarly literature with articles in the fields of history, politicial science, archaeology, art history, anthropology, literature and languages, music, and more; however, JSTOR usually is unable to provide access to the most recently published articles.

New York Times 1851 – Present:
Create an account using your Flagler email address and enjoy access to the entirety of the New York Times from 1851 to today. PLEASE NOTE: At this time, access to articles from the date range 1923 to 1980 is limited is limited to 5 articles per day per user.

NewsBank Access World News:
Includes full text access to major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles as well as newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more.

ProQuest Global Newsstream:
Contains The New York Times from 1999 to the present and 500 national and international newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present and 13 Florida newspapers.

Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online:
This is our only database devoted to just primary sources and it is made up of the following six modules: North American Women’s Letters and Diaries; British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries; North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories; The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries; Black Thought and Culture; and Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries.

WorldCat:
A powerful database that includes the book collections of over 70,000 libraries in the world. Most useful as pre-research to doing an Inter-Library Loan request.

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