The books, articles, and films listed in the documents below are just a starting point for research on these subjects. New works of film, fiction, and scholarship are released frequently.

Freedom Riders Bibliography

Freedom Summer Bibliography

Mississippi Bibliography

Mississippi Filmography

Curricula Websites

These websites have curricula related to civil rights, human rights, and social justice.

International Museum of Muslim Culture, Jackson MS (external link)

Library of Congress curricula (external link)

Mississippi Department of Education Social Studies framework, including Civil Rights Education in Mississippi (external link)

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (external link)

Southern History Project (external link)

Teaching for Tolerance (external link)

Voting Rights curricula (external link)

Zinn Education Project (external link)

Digital Archives & Resources

Starkville Promotional Brochure. Undated. From the Tombigbee Council on Human Relations Collection, box 6, Brochures & Maps folder, Special Collections, Mississippi State University Libraries.

‘A Shaky Truce’ : Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980
This is a rich and extensive website on civil rights history in Starkville, in Oktibbeha County MS:  “Through oral history interviews and digitized archival documents, this site highlights the civil rights story in Starkville, MS, and the voices of its participants.”

Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage

McComb Legacies
An oral history project on the civil rights history of McComb, in Pike County MS

Mississippi Civil Rights markers for the Mississippi Freedom Trail

The Mississippi Freedom Project collection of more than 200 oral histories by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida

SNCC Digital Gateway

Lynching in Mississippi

Lynching is a horrific part of the history of racial terror in the United States. Lynching often targeted black men accused of fraternizing with white women, but it also targeted black women and children and sometimes people of other races who were thought to be associated with black people or movements for black freedom. Lynching involved small groups or large mobs of white people who subverted the legal process for black people accused or suspected of actual crimes or of transgressions of the white supremacist social order, such as interracial relationships or economic or political power.

Hundreds of documented lynchings occurred throughout the state of Mississippi.

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has an extensive website on the history of lynching in the US, including 654 that occurred in Mississippi:

EJI has a lesson plan for high school teachers and students:

A key figure in the anti-lynching movement was Mississippi native Ida B. Wells. The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum is located in Holly Springs:

NEH Civil Rights Education Forum

In 2016 and 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities provided funding for the Winter Institute to host a series of public forums designed to equip teachers with more tools for teaching about civil rights literacy: Civil Rights Literacy and the Past, Present, and Future of the Common Good

Click the links below to see videos of the events at the Jackson forum.

Jackson two-day workshop (April 29-30, 2016)

Jackson, MS: April 29-30, 2016

Biloxi, MS / MGCCC: September 10, 2016

Oxford, MS / University of Mississippi: October 8, 2016

Cleveland, MS / Delta State University: October 13, 2017

Biloxi, MS / MGCCC: October 20, 2017

NEH-Jackson, MS / Millsaps College: November 3, 2017

Oral History Resources

This resource includes guides and examples to assist teachers, students, and others with conducting oral histories in their own communities.

Oral History Association (external link)

The Telling Lives Oral History Curriculum Guide (external link)

Interviewing Quick Guide

Oral History Comprehensive Guide

Oral History Project Overview

Power & Privilege

Privilege means an unearned right or advantage afforded to some and not to others (and at the expense of others).

Level the Playing Field exercise (external link)

Power-Privilege Checklist