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HIST 2020: Survey of US History, 1877-Present: 1950s

Presidential Libraries and Collections

Digital Collections

Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - searches the Atlanta Constitution, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and three African American newspapers: the Chicago Defender, New Amsterdam News, and the Norfolk Journal and Guide. Users can limit a search to a specific date or date range under "Search Options." 


Documentary Films


Dwight Eisenhower is featured in many Universal Newsreels from the 1950s.

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (Kanopy)

"Integrated in All Respects" (Highlander Folk School, 1957)

Rosa Parks: The Path to Freedom (American History in Video)

Television News of the Civil Rights Era, 1950-1970)

We Stand at the Crossroads (Kanopy)