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Collection of video available online for the study of American history.
American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.
The collection includes:
•Commercial and governmental newsreels
•Public affairs footage
•Important documentaries Product Brochure (pdf) Title List (Excel file)
King’s lawyers, Milton Grimes and Bobby McDonald discuss King’s legacy.
Suggestion for Primary Sources
Check the public library websites located in the city/county/state where the riot occurred. Public libraries and state archives often collect digital photographs, newspaper articles, interviews, and audio/video recordings covering historic events within their geographic area. Call or email the public library closest to the riot area for further information.
Digitized documents from the NAACP's major campaigns and important local NAACP branches, 1909-1972. Full-text and searchable.
Digital copies of nearly two million pages of NAACP internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. Click on a module below for a content description.
123,000 pages of primary documents related to 1960s America, including diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.
Searchable texts of non-fiction work by prominent African Americans, 1700 to present.
Contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.
Use the Primary Sources link to view materials that shed light on Asian American experiences before, during, and after the Los Angeles riots. Many of these materials are easily accessible via online sources.