The Museum and the Library of Congress have produced an invaluable look at the Civil Rights Movement through the Civil Rights History Project.

Over the course of five years, the personal histories and testimonials of unsung activists of the 1950s and 1960s, were captured, and now, this unique collection of stories is available to all.

The Civil Rights History Project (CRHP) provides faces and voices to many of the previously unknown individuals who made valuable contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. These members of The Freedom Movement were committed to eliminating racial segregation and inequality in the United States, sometimes at a great cost to themselves, their families, and their community. By organizing voter registration drives, providing, housing, food, and money among many other duties, they worked to transform America and make it a better place. These interviews bear witness to those efforts.


Dorie Ladner Portrait
In Memoriam

Remembering Dorie Ladner

Our museum reflects on the life and legacy of Civil Rights activist and organizer Dorie Ann Ladner. In this interview with her sister Joyce, they discuss organizing for the March on Washington with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). 

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Robert J. Brown
video still of Mildred Pitts Walter
Mildred Pitts Walter
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Grace Hall Miller


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We encourage you to record the stories of your elders and others for your family and your community! For more information, contact the Museum at

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