“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In honor of MLK Day, the Georgetown Law Library would like to highlight a new research guide available to the public. A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States covers various movements from the civil rights movement of the 1960s, to the suffragettes of the 1800s, immigrants in internment camps, the riots at the Stonewall Inn, to the fight for equal education for children with disabilities, among others. The guide offers available library resources for each topic, notable Supreme Court cases, and at its conclusion, a list of current organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights that one can get involved with, either via donating or through volunteer work.
It is our hope that this guide will be useful to those who seek it out. We will continue to update it and welcome feedback on what we can add that would be useful to recipients. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions you have for improvement to the guide.
Thank you and we hope you have a happy and productive Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.