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Black Lives Matter

This guide is intended to support research on the history of race, inequality, and the lives of African Americans, and support social justice activism.

Resources at LCC Library

This is a selective list of Library of Congress Subject Headings to use when searching the Library catalog. Click on each subject phrase to do a live search in our collection.


Black Lives Matter movement

African Americans -- Social conditions

African Americans -- Civil rights

African Americans -- History

Human rights -- United States

Black Power

United States -- Race Relations

Racism -- United States

Race discrimination

Police shootings

Police misconduct

Black Freedom Struggle in the US

Jim Crow era segregation

On Civil Rights and Black Americans

"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable.  Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels [of] inevitability.  Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.  Without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction. This is no time for apathy or complacency.  This is a time for vigorous and positive action." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from  Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

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