The Roots of the Civil Rights Movement
This week we are exploring the value of oral histories at the same time as we study the Bracero Program and Japanese American internment.
Please go to this page, read all of the introductory material on the Bracero Program and explore the archives at:
https://www.labor.ucla.edu/what-we-do/research-tools/the-bracero-program/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
For a brief overview of Japanese American internment and primary sources related to it, please explore this page from the National Archives.
https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/japanese-relocation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Listen to the “The Creative Art of Coping in Japanese Internment”
NPR (6 minutes) at:
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126557553 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Kim Lacy Rogers, “History and the History of the Civil Rights Movement,” The Journal of American History 75:2 (1988): 567-576
Mae M. Ngai, “The Liberal Brief for Immigration Reform
Civil Rights Oral History Collection, Washington State University.