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Black, White, Mennonite: African American Students at Goshen College, 1968-1983 by Dominique Burgunder-Johnson.

Thesis, 2006. (70 p.)
Book, 2009. (43 p., abridged text, photos added)


Websites

American Anthropological Association.

Race: Are We So Different? --an interactive website.
"Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race.  The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people."

The website looks at race through three "lenses":
History--Race in the U.S.A.,
Human Variation, and
Lived Experience (Game of Life, Sports Quiz, Global Census, Who Is White?, A Girl Like Me)

American Psychological Association.
There are a number of useful articles on this site, in particular one entitled:

Racism and Psychology: What can psychology tell us about prejudice, discrimination, and racism?

Center for the Study of White American Culture
The mission is: To build an equitable society in the United States by decentering white culture and centering and anti-racist multiracial culture free of white supremacy.

The White Antiracist Community Action Network, an online community with discussion board and chat rooms. WACANupdate archive--"news and opinion of interest to the white anti-racist community

Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Mississippi was a focal point in the struggle for civil right, and Hattiesburg, where the University of Southern Mississippi is located, had the largest and most successful Freedom Summer project in 1964. Site includes a “Civil Rights in Mississippi ” Timeline, many photographs, 150 oral histories, and eventually 7000 pages of text.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans
This site invites stories and updates for those active with CORE, NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, or other Southern Freedom Movement organization during the 1960s. This information is accessible on the “Roll Call” pages.

The “Timeline” sets a historical context beginning in 1619, then focuses on 1951 (when 16-year-old Barbara Johns led a student strike) to1968 when the movement evolved into a new phase. The Timeline is still under construction, but includes many events and narratives already. “Site Search” is a helpful tool. Includes many links.

Crossroads Ministry
Crossroads provides education, training, and organizing to dismantle racism and build anti-racist multicultural diversity.

Damascus Road Antiracism Project
DR is an Anabaptist antiracism training and skill development program, an initiative of the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Anti-Racism Program.

Bread for the Journey --community blog for the Damascus Road Network and other antiracists, archived back to 4/2008.

Debwewin: Three City Anti-Racism Initiative (Canadian)
Debwewin is the eastern Ojibwe word for "truth." The Debwewin Three-City Anti-Racism Initiative studied racism and discrimination in North Bay , Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins . It also studied the coverage of aboriginal people and issues in the local and national media. (Reports are available under “Studies and Resources” below.)

Articles on Anti-Racism

Racism in Canada

Studies and Resources

Evaluation Tools for Racial Equity
This project began with seed money from Project Change, along with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Network of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity (NABRE) program.

Glossary for Racial Equity (including source of definitions)

Common Evaluation Terms (includes source of definitions)

Hope in the Cities
Hope in the Cities is an interracial, multi-faith network providing a framework for honest dialogue and collaboration among citizen groups through reconciliation among racial, ethnic and religious groups.

Connecting Communities Handbook

Understanding Prejudice
This site was created in 2002 with funding from the National Science Foundation and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Although this web site is intended to supplement an anthology entitled Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination, all pages and activities are freely available and can be used with other texts or on their own.

Voices of Civil Rights
This project is a collaborative effort of AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress, and marks the arrival of these materials in the Library's collection.

The Online Exhibition draws from the individual accounts and oral histories collected by the Voices of Civil Rights project. It celebrates the donation of these materials to the Library of Congress and links them to key collections in the Library.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
This National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary site is produced by the National Park Service. It offers a guide to 49 historic sites in 21 states. Each site has a page with commentary and photographs, as well as contact information.

Provides links to other Civil Rights Movement Resources on the Web. (Scroll down on page titled: "Learn More" to get to this section.)

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Bibliographies

Civil Rights Movement Bibliography
From home page, click on Bibliography on the left-hand menu. Many resources for all ages: music, videos and photos.

Crossroads Ministry

Recommended Books (with some annotations)
Includes: "Essentials," and other lists with headings "choose at least one, five" etc.

Hope in the Cities

Articles on race, reconciliation, and responsibility.
Taking Strides: Planning effective reconciliation events.
Walk Through History. How history can be healed by retracing the steps of the past.

Race, Ethnicity and Religion Project, Cornell University Library.
Books titles, with and without annotations, journals, articles.

United Church of Christ. Sacred Conversations on Race.

Annotated Bibliography of Racial Justice Resources and Video Resources.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement

Learn More
Includes Histories of the Civil Rights Movement; Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Biographies; Organizational Histories; Books for Young Readers, Websites; and General Reference.

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Updated 23-Jul-2010 AMB