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Revolution: Civil Rights at UB, 1960-1975. Research Guide: Home

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:35 PM


Carlos Smith Norman 1968 Olympics protestDuring the 1960s and 70s, the University at Buffalo hosted many influential civil rights leaders. To honor these historic figures and recognize the significance of their visits during an era of social transformation, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, UB Libraries, the Honors College, and other UB partners present an exhibition located in Silverman Library on North Campus, an auxiliary display in the Abbott Library in Abbott Hall on South Campus, as well as pop-up banners of civil rights leaders displayed around campus. The primary exhibition in Silverman library includes audio recordings of Cesar Chavez, Shirley Chisolm, Angela Davis, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and a timeline of civil rights events that occurred both locally and nationally. (Source) On this page, you can find information on a wide variety of books about the leaders, movements, and events addressed by the exhibit. These books are currently on display in the lobby of Lockwood Memorial Library.

Image: At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, gold medalist Tommie Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos (right) show the Black Power salute after the 200m race. Image source: Wikipedia (public domain).


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Political Activism on Campus

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

The Vietnam War

The Gay Liberation Movement

Feminism and Feminists

North American Indian Civil Rights

The Black Panther Party

African-American (Auto)Biography

Protest Movements Beyond America in the 60s


Special thanks to Andrew Abbey, Graduate Assistant, and Laura Taddeo, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Team Leader, for their generous help in the construction of this guide.