Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America, an SCRC Exhibition

SCRC’s current exhibition documents three Civil Rights movements using archival materials in our holdings. The exhibition will be on display until February 21, 2019.  A reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in SCRC, Fenwick 2400. The reception will include comments on the exhibition by the Continue Reading

Green Book: A Movie….and A Book

How does an African-American musician based in New York City navigate an eight-week tour which includes stops throughout the Jim Crow south in 1962? He hires a temporarily out-of-work night club bouncer and former trash truck operator as his driver.  And, along the way, they consult a small booklet called Continue Reading

Black History Month – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each February, the United States celebrates Black History Month, which underscores and celebrates the contributions of African American Culture to the American experience over hundreds of years. Black History Month also examines and highlights the terrible oppression African Americans have experienced during these hundreds of years, and those who fought Continue Reading

Civil Rights in the James H. Laue Papers

James H. Laue was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, in 1937. In 1959, Laue was admitted to the Harvard graduate program in sociology where he studied race relations and the sociology of religion. During his graduate studies, Laue became involved in the Civil Rights movement, attending lunch counter sit-ins, church Continue Reading

In Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr

This photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. was taken in January of 1964 when he spoke to reporters outside of the White House.  Later that year King would return to the White House to witness the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This photograph is part of the Continue Reading