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Civil Rights Law Research

A guide to researching civil rights law and history.


Originally written by former Harvard Law School Library reference librarian, Meg Kribble, this guide is a work in progress and suggestions on resources and types of resources that would be helpful to HLS researchers are welcome. 

While the initial focus of this guide was on the 20th century African-American civil rights movement, we are expanding to include material covering the civil rights struggles of other groups in the United States as well. 

Some "best bets" for getting started below. 

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