Civil Rights Publications

Thurgood Marshall Law Library: Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights
Since 2001, staff members at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland have worked to create an electronic archive of United States Commission on Civil Rights publications. They have worked with a number of partners on this ambitious project, including the United States Government Printing Office and The United States Commission on Civil Rights. The site is easy to use, as visitors can locate various publications merely by consulting the materials by title, date, or subject. The subject listing is quite thorough, as visitors can look through headings like “Alaska”, “Migrant Workers”, and “Welfare reform”. Browsing by year is an equally fruitful proposition as documents such as “Racism in America and how to combat it” from 1970 and 1992’s “Civil rights issues facing Asian Americans in the 1990” will be of interest to legal scholars, historians, and others.
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