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Chapter 33 - New Frontiers: Politics and Social Change in the 1960s

Images and Maps

1960s Audio Clips

Photos of the Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Era: Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and Demonstrations
(From the African American Odyssey exhibition at the Library of Congress)

Civil Rights Audio & Video

The Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement

Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore

Martin Luther King Jr.
(Includes image and audio files)

The Malcom X Picturebook

Nixon Debates

Wake America: Presidential Debate, 1960
(Audio file)

Images from the Kennedy Library

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: Photographs from the JFK library

The Challenge of Democracy: The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 18-29, 1962
(Audio files)

The JFK Sounds and Video Page

JFK's Berlin Speech
(Audio file)

The John F. Kennedy Assassination Homepage

Today in History: The Kennedy Assassination

LBJ Library and Museum: LBJ Digital Photo Archive

C-SPAN: LBJ White House Tapes

LBJ Library and Museum: Telephone Conversations Description and Search Page

Lyndon Baines Johnson Wavs and Video

The Challenge of Democracy: LBJ in the Oval Office
(Audio files)

LBJ Library Audio Files

1964: Johnson vs. Goldwater
(Video clips)

Video Clips from the LBJ Library

Cold War Maps
(From CNN Interactive)

Vietnam War Maps

The Vietnam War: Sound and Image Archive

Vietnam: Yesterday and Today
(Links to sites with many images)

The Berlin Wall

George Wallace Audio and Video


Primary Sources

The Kennedy-Nixon Debates

Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events Online Resources from the John F. Kennedy Library
(Includes audio files)

Selected Speeches: John F. Kennedy
(Includes audio files)

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1961
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

USA and USSR: Exchange of Notes on the Berlin Wall, 1961 
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

Miranda v. Arizona, June 13, 1966

Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy: Cuban Missile Crisis

State Department Foreign Relations Series: Kennedy Administration Volumes

John F. Kennedy, Address on the Cuban Crisis, October 22, 1962
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

United Nations: Cuban Missile Crisis Debate, 1962
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

John F. Kennedy, Berlin Speech

Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail

JFK, University of Alabama Speech, June 11, 1963

Martin Luther King Jr., "I Have a Dream," August 28, 1963

JFK Resources Online
(Includes the Warren Report)

President John F. Kennedy, Towards a Strategy of Peace, June 10, 1963
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

LBJ Presidential Politics
(Includes links to many speeches and White House tapes of telephone conversations)

Index to Speeches by Lyndon Johnson

President Lyndon B. Johnson, The War on Poverty, March 1964
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order 11246
(Relating to affirmative action)

The Challenge of Democracy: LBJ, Voting Rights Address to Congress, March 15, 1965
(Audio file)

The Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Viet Cong Program, 1962
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy: Vietnam

State Department Foreign Relations Series: Johnson Administration Volumes

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

U.S. State Department, North Vietnamese Aggression, 1965
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

LBJ Library and Museum: National Security Action Memoranda

LBJ Library and Museum: Oral History Home Page

President Lyndon Johnson and Ho Chi Minh, Letter Exchange, 1967
(From the Modern History Sourcebook)

Students for a Democratic Society, Port Huron Statement, June 15, 1962

Free Speech Movement

Robert F. Kennedy, Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., 1968


Secondary Sources

Bryan Ethier, "Mercury Orbits the Earth"

Paul M. Gaston, "'Sitting In' in the Sixties"

William Yeingst, with Contributions from Lonnie Bunch, "Sitting For Justice"

Jim Schlosser, "The Story of the Greensboro Sit-Ins"
(Includes audio files)

Michael T. Kaufman, "Stokely Carmichael, Rights Leader Who Coined 'Black Power,' Dies at 57"

Kurt Loder, "The Rock Musicians: The Beatles"
(From Time 100)

Nicholas Lemann, "The Unfinished War," Part I

Nicholas Lemann, "The Unfinished War," Part II

Joseph A. Califano Jr., "What Was Really Great about the Great Society: The Truth behind the Conservative Myths"


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