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President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act surrounded by civil rights leaders.

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act surrounded by civil rights leaders.

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Rebuilding the Bridge: Articles and Educational Resources

 

Looking for more information about Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement? Check out this list of resources including videos, books and dissertations. New material will be added throughout the year, so check back for additional resources. Special thanks to Dr. Cecilia A. Moore, Associate Profession of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, for compiling this list.

Check out our 50 Ideas for Engaging with the 50th Anniversaries. These suggestions are designed to engage your community and family and inspire you to create your own events. 

Did you organize one of the suggested events? Did you come up with your own engagement idea? Let us know! You can join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter (#RebuildingBridge) or, if you are planning a national event, let us know and you might see it on our Solidarity Events page! (Please see the Solidarity Events page for further information about submitting events.)

Recommended reading - Reviews of books about inspiring African Americans

The Voices of Freedom Summer: Recalling a Season that Changed America - This program by KERA News has audio clips from participants and students of the Freedom Summer

American Experience: Freedom Riders - PBS' American Experience documentary and accompanying website includes info on the historic context, a full list and selected bios of the original freedom riders and coverage of college students retracing and complete the Freedom Ride to New Orleans in 2011. Among the students in 2011 was Karl Kumodzi, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s 2012 Cardinal Bernardin Award winner.



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