Civil Rights Sources

Primary Sources

Modern Social Movements - Modern History Sourcebook

Fordham University provides a list of links to online primary sources from the modern era.

The King Centre

The King Library and Archives in Atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the world.

Civil Rights - American National Archives

A massive collection of resources from American history.

Documents - National Museum of Australia

Primary source documents, including letters, newspaper articles, government reports, archival records and cabinet submissions from the Australian Civil Rights movement.

Trove Newspapers Online

A collection of Australian newspapers from the past.

The British Parthé News Footage Archive

Find real primary source film footage of major historical events from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

Secondary Sources

Collaborating for Indigenous Rights

This website explores the campaigns waged in post-war Australia to overturn discriminatory laws and expose racism.


An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

Modern History Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about Modern History.

Please Note: Some internet browsers do not handle the Flipboard website well, and it is sometimes better to have the Flipboard App to view the magazine.

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.

JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.