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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 Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, films and video, audio recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office." -Carla Hayden, current and 14th Librarian of Congress

The documents listed on this page are publications housed within the Library of Congress, documenting a portion of African American history in our nation.

African American Odyssey

The African-American Mosaic: A Guide for the study of Black History and Culture

African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2020

National African American History Month Speech Resources

The Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: an Overview

Civil Rights at School: Agency Enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Federal police oversight : criminal civil rights violations under 18 U.S.C.

The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, S. 4

Reforming patterns of unconstitutional policing : enforcement of 34 U.S.C.