History: Primary Sources for Student Projects

This guide archives past student sources for History research projects.

Overview of sources

Racism in the United States is systemic and pervasive. This page cannot possibly capture all of the sources that are available on this topic. Because racism does not exist in a vacuum, the other topics in this guide also contain information related to racism and that specific topic. This page is intended to capture specific movements, groups, and events that have occurred in US history. Therefore, the resources in this section of the guide are broken into the following sections:

1. Jim Crow: contains primary sources that document Black American existence under Jim Crow laws

2. Ku Klux Klan: contains primary sources documenting Klan movement, policies, and artifacts

3. Black Lives Matter: primary sources documenting leaders, activities, and events surrounding the #BlackLivesMatter movement. 

Library Resources on Racism