This project received support from a Preserving Women’s Legacy Grant, a program of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial presented by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs through funding from the state of Indiana.
Hosted by the Library of Congress, the Civil Rights Resource Guide is a digital collection of items covering the Civil Rights Movement. It contains documents, photographs, sound recordings, as well as additional online resources.
First established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The Commission makes findings, evaluations, and recommendations about federal laws relating to civil rights but it does not have enforcement authority. It “collects and studies information on discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or in the administration of justice in such areas as voting rights, enforcement of civil rights laws, and equal opportunity in education, employment, and housing.”
Created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.
The University of Michigan Law School's Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse is a growing collection of documents and information about civil rights cases in over 20 selected case categories across the United States.
Responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.
Works raising and addressing often complex and difficult civil rights and civil liberties issues in a changing and diverse society; and
ensuring that protection of individual rights remains a focus of legal and policy decisions.
University of Michigan Library's Brown v. Board of Education Digital Archive. This archive contains documents and images which chronicle events surrounding this historically significant case up to the present.