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Civil Rights and African American History

An overview of government publications, by department or agency, related to civil rights and African American history

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"The U.S. Department of the Interior protects and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage. The Department of the Interior plays a central role in how the United States stewards its public lands, increases environmental protections, pursues environmental justice, and honors our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes." -(  The documents found on this page detail civil rights and African American issues as they relate to the Department of the Interior.

Places of Cultural Memory: African Reflections on the American Landscape

Civil rights in America : racial desegregation of public accommodations

Civil rights in America : racial voting rights

Civil rights in America : racial discrimination in housing

"With liberty and justice for all" : making civil rights real in America

We shall overcome: historic places of the civil rights movement

Civil rights in America : a framework for identifying significant sites