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History vault-black-freedom-naacp-research


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ProQuest offers researchers an amazing collection of resources on the NAACP and the Black Freedom Movement. This presentation lists 75 topics that can be research using ProQuest History Vault and other ProQuest resources. Many of the 75 topics can be divided into multiple other topics. Several years ago, for example, in a discussion with one of our advisers, it was suggested that there should be a thesis or dissertation on almost every NAACP branch. there are more than 200 NAACP branches document in the NAACP Papers collection in History Vault.

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  1. 1. (Edit and/or crop photo to align within this space) ProQuest History Vault Black Freedom Struggle and NAACP Papers Topics for Research
  2. 2. ProQuest Resources for Black Studies Researchers • The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century and the Civil Rights movement is “continuously fascinating for students” and almost all colleges universities offer a wide range of classes on this topic. In addition, the civil rights movement is a popular topic for Ph.D. students. • ProQuest offers an amazing combination of different resources that can be used by a wide students and researchers to complete common assignments or research topics on Black Freedom in the 20th Century. • ProQuest products that can be used to complete these assignments are: ProQuest History Vault • Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records • Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1 • Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 2 • Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records, Supplement • NAACP Papers: Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files • NAACP Papers: NAACP's Major Campaigns: Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces • NAACP Papers: NAACP's Major Campaigns: Scottsboro, Anti- Lynching, Criminal Justice, Peonage, Labor, and Segregation and Discrimination Complaints and Responses • NAACP Papers: NAACP's Major Campaigns: Legal Department Files • NAACP Papers: Special Subjects • NAACP Papers: Branch Department, Branch Files, and Youth Department Files ProQuest Black Historical Newspapers • Chicago Defender • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002) • Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988) • Norfolk Journal & Guide (1921-2003) • Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001) • Cleveland Call & Post (1934-1991) ProQuest Black Studies Center ProQuest Congressional Alexander Street: Black Thought and Culture Alexander Street: Black Studies in Video Alexander Street: Black Women Writers Alexander Street: Women and Social Movements
  3. 3. (Edit and/or crop photo to align within this space) Research Topics using ProQuest Resources 3
  4. 4. Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century Research Topics 4 There are literally hundreds of topics that students and researchers might study via these resources. Here below is a listing of 75 topics that students might pursue. This list is just meant to provide examples – there are many other possibilities! 1. African American workers during the era of the Great Migration 2. African Americans and organized labor 3. African Americans in the U.S. Military in the 20th Century 4. Albany, Georgia, civil rights demonstrations 5. American Committee on Africa organizational history 6. Biography of A. Philip Randolph 7. Biography of Bayard Rustin 8. Biography of Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell 9. Biography of Mary McLeod Bethune 10. Biography of Robert F. Williams 11. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizational history 12. Civil rights during the Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan administrations 13. Civil rights organizations and the push for anti-lynching legislation 14. Civil rights organizations and the campaign for voting rights 15. Compare the planning for the 1941 March on Washington and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
  5. 5. Other Research Topics 5 16. Congress of Racial Equality organizational history 17. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division 18. Discrimination in education and school desegregation in Southern states, or outside the South or compare across states or regions 19. Discrimination in employment 20. Discrimination in housing 21. Discrimination in public accommodations 22. Discrimination in the military 23. Discrimination in transportation 24. FBI Surveillance of the Black Panther Party 25. Federal Council on Negro Affairs, known as the Black Cabinet under Franklin D. Roosevelt 26. Freedom Budget proposal by A. Philip Randolph 27. St. Augustine, Florida, civil rights demonstrations 28. Impact of the New Deal on African Americans 29. John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights 30. League of Revolutionary Black Workers organizational history
  6. 6. Research Topics 31. Legal work of the Congress of Racial Equality’s Scholarship, Educational, and Defense Fund for Racial Equality 32. Lyndon B. Johnson and Civil Rights 33. March on Washington 1963, planning the march 34. March on Washington 1963, language used in speeches during the march 35. March on Washington, reaction to the march following the march and anniversaries of the march 36. Mississippi Freedom Summer 37. Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party 38. Montgomery Bus Boycott through the lens of FBI agents 39. Montgomery Bus Boycott and the NAACP in Alabama 40. NAACP and discrimination in the criminal justice system 41. NAACP and international affairs 42. NAACP and its relationship to the Black Power Movement 43. NAACP and Veterans Affairs 44. NAACP and voting rights 45. NAACP annual conventions--analyze annual convention resolutions 6
  7. 7. Research Topics 7 46. NAACP annual conventions--analyze the language used at speeches at NAACP conventions 47. NAACP annual conventions--compare and contrast conventions across time 48. NAACP Branch Department under the leadership of Gloster B. Current 49. NAACP Branches--compare two different branches in different states or compare multiple branches 50. NAACP Branches--study of a single branch 51. NAACP Branches--study of branches in one state 52. NAACP campaign against the Birth of a Nation movie 53. NAACP education discrimination cases after Brown v. Board of Education 54. NAACP Labor Department 55. NAACP legal cases [NAACP Papers collection contains records from over 600 cases on a wide variety of topics] 56. NAACP legal strategy leading to Brown v. Board of Education 57. NAACP Regional offices and regional officers 58. NAACP--women leaders at the national and regional level 59. NAACP--women leaders at the state and branch level 60. NAACP Youth Councils
  8. 8. Research Topics 8 61. National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission) 62. National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs organizational history 63. Peonage or forced labor 64. Police community relations in urban areas 65. President Truman’s Committee on Civil Rights 66. Radio Free Dixie radio program or Crusader newsletter of Robert F. Williams 67. Revolutionary Action Movement organizational history 68. Scottsboro case 69. Selma to Montgomery March 70. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organizational history 71. Student Nonviolent Coordinating and the cultivation of grassroots leaders 72. Student Voice newsletter 73. Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizational history 74. Tuskegee Airmen 75. White House Conference on Civil Rights