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Maxwell and the Civil Rights Movement

June 2020

  Maxwell and the Movement

The Civil Rights Movement was a pivotal and unified drive to ensure that African Americans and other minority groups had full human and civic rights. While the struggle for equality was ever-continuing in all decades since the Civil War, the events that originated in Montgomery, Alabama, during the mid-1950s propelled the fight against injustice to a new plateau. With narratives both negative and positive, the involvement of Maxwell Air Force Base in the Movement is history that deserves to be explored. This LibGuide will focus on the Civil Rights Movement specific to Maxwell and the greater Montgomery area and provide resources for further research, exploration, and discussion.


This research guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.


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