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Summary: Bryan Cranston stars in a riveting look at the formidable challenges and demons faced by President Lyndon Johnson on his tumultuous first year in office, from his accidental ascension to the presidency in November 1963, to his relentless fight to win passage of a landmark Civil Rights Bill with the election of 1964 looming.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ALL

Summary: Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY DRAMA HEL

Summary: On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in a "whites only" section of a public bus, thus starting a boycott of the city buses. This single act is considered the beginning of the civil rights movement in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2001

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BOY

Summary: "Michael Roemer's groundbreaking first feature, sensitively shot by his close collaborator Robert M. Young, is a still-resonant expression of humanity in the face of virulent prejudice. Made at the height of the civil rights movement, Nothing But A Man reveals the toll of systemic racism through its honest portrait of a southern Black railroad worker confronting the daily challenges of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: Adam Hall is an idealistic young attorney who takes on the death row clemency case of his one-time Klansman grandfather, Sam Cayhall. With just 28 days before the execution, Adam sets out to retrace the events leading to the crime for which Sam was convicted. As the impending death sentence looms closer, Adam works quickly to uncover the family's history for any hidden clues. In a white-knuckle...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Home Video 1996

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY CHA

Summary: Set in Mississippi in 1964, this controversial film is based on the true story of the case of three young civil rights workers (in real life they were named James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner) who were brutally murdered in June of 1964. The chaotic aftermath was dubbed Mississippi Burning. This movie is told from the perspective of the FBI's operations to uncover evidence...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY MIS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MIS

Summary: The summer of 1964... Two FBI agents--one a tight-jawed, by-the-book type, the other an experienced Southern lawman who knows how to handle people--head the government's investigation into the disappearance of three civil rights activists in East Mississippi.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM 1988

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Summary: In this true story set in Montgomery, Alabama, a Klansman's grandson must choose which side of history to be on during the Civil Rights Movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SON

Summary: In the midst of riots, rebellion, and revolution of the 1960s, a reluctant soldier finds himself in the center of two wars. Randy is ripped from the front lines of the civil rights struggle and thrust into the war in Vietnam to battle for his life. An explosive story of one man's coming of age during the assassinations, protest, and war that defined the 60's and changed the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Grier, David Alan

Summary: When an Africn American family from Michigan visit their grandmother in Birmingham, Alabama during the summer of 1963 their lives are changed.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anderson Merchandisers Lp 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Family Watsons 2013

Lewis, John

Summary: This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 LEW
1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 323 LEW

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 LEW

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA GRAPHIC LEW

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "On August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million activists and demonstrators from every corner of the United States convened for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was there that they raised their voices in unison to call for racial and economic justice for all Black Americans, to call out inequities, and ultimately to advance the Civil Rights Movement. Every movement has its unsung...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RUS

Long, Michael G.

Summary: "This powerful and triumphant picture book biography tells the story of Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civils rights leader, who, with the support of Dr. King and future congressman John Lewis, led 250,000 people to the doorstep of the U.S. government demanding change"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RUS

Wallace, Sandra Neil

Summary: "A picture book biography of Diane Nash, a Civil Rights Movement leader at the side of Martin Luther King and John Lewis. Born in the 1940s in Chicago, Diane went on to take command of the Nashville Movement, leading lunch counter sit-ins and peaceful marches. Diane decides to fight not with anger or violence, but with love. With her strong words of truth and actions, she works to stop...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 NAS

Pryor, Shawn

Summary: "On February 1, 1960, four young black men sat down at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and staged a nonviolent protest against segregation. At that time, many restaurants in the South did not serve black people. Soon, thousands of students were staging sit-ins across the South, and within six months, the lunch counter at which they'd first protested was integrated....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2022

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 975.6 PRY

Harris, Duchess.

Summary: John Lewis is an influential African American politician who played a key role in the civil rights movement. He raised awareness of racial discrimination and violence in the 1960s. This book explores Lewis's activism and political career. Includes infographics and glossary. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LEWIS HAR

Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DEN

Douglas, Deborah D.

Summary: The U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers a vivid glimpse into the story of Black America's fight for freedom and equality. From eye-opening landmarks to celebrations of triumph over adversity, experience a tangible piece of history with Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Includes flexible itineraries, historic civil rights sites, the culture of the movement, expert insight, travel tools, and detailed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel, Hachette Book Group 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.5 DOU

Rodriguez, Janel

Summary: "Series continuation, biographies of women in history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920.72 ROD

Summary: As NASA prepared for the launch of Apollo 11 in July 1969, many African American leaders protested the billions of dollars used to fund "space joyrides" rather than help tackle poverty, inequality, and discrimination at home. This volume examines such tensions as well as the ways in which NASA's goal of space exploration aligned with the cause of racial equality. Essays provide new insights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.4 NAS

Harris, Duchess

Summary: June 18, 1969. A police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gathering place for LGBTQ individuals in New York City, turned into a riot. Drag queens and trans women of color were the first to fight back. Violence continued for the next six days. This is recognized as the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement. Harris and Lundin examine how social movements have made an impact at local, state,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323.3 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: The civil rights sit-ins sparked the larger civil rights movement, inspiring many people to protest racial inequality. Civil Rights Sit-Ins discusses how the United States' history of slavery and segregation led people to make a change, how the sit-ins began to make businesses available to all, and how the protests changed the laws of a nation. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J323.1196 HAR

Alko, Selina

Summary: Presents quotes on civil rights from important and influential figures, including Queen Lili'uokalani, John Lewis, Nina Simone, and Barack Obama.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 ALK

Harris, Duchess

Summary: When black bus rider Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in 1955, she helped ignite a civil rights struggle across the country. Examines this historic event from multiple perspectives, including those of Parks herself, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and Parks's husband, Raymond.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J323.092 HAR

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