Primary sources are made by participants or direct observers of an issue, event or time period. Some examples of primary sources include: newspapers, speeches, government documents, legal documents, public opinion polls, images, and personal materials, including letters, diaries, interviews, memoirs, autobiographies, tweets, and oral histories.
Here are a few collections of digitized primary sources related to the civil rights movement and African American history.
Let's do an exploratory activity. Browse a few of the primary source collections listed above, choose a document, image, article, etc, and answer the questions on our collaborative Google doc.
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