Research Library

Find resources that will broaden your personal and global perspective on civil and human rights movements and eras.

From the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s to global human rights movements happening right now — peruse our recommended resources on a variety of related topics.

Our Global Defenders Mural

This installation lives in the atrium of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and presents a new set of cultural heroes for our time. This mural signifies a global movement of champions fighting side-by-side for human rights

Learn more about the Global Defenders mural and other campaigns by The People’s Portfolio here.


Gwendolyn Middlebrooks

Gwendolyn Middlebrooks

Though protected from Jim Crow by her family, she began to experience discrimination as a teenager in Atlanta, when she engaged in her first protests. At Spelman College, she was

Jane Stembridge

Jane Stembridge

A proponent of freedom, dignity and respect for all humanity, this native white southerner was an original staff member of SNCC and took an active role during Mississippi Summer of