The site, run by Temple University, contains more than 1500 digitized primary source materials pertaining to Philadelphia’s modern civil rights movement. The site is geared towards scholars, high school and college students. But organizers see the database as a new way for the general public to tap into the city’s civil rights history.
Listen to the conversation between NewsWorks Tonight producer Stephanie Marudas and Temple University’s Margery Sly about the collection. Sly is director of Temple University’s Special Collections Research Center.
Direct To: Civil Rights in a Northern City: Philadelphia (via Temple University Libraries)