Welcome to the Archive
This digital resource in lived theology provides access to personal interviews with participants in and against the civil rights movement in addition to a wealth of bibliographic entries of documentary evidence from the time period that can be accessed in the Project on Lived Theology’s paper archive. This cohesive body of information demonstrates the struggles of peacemaking, community building, and lived theology during a pivotal moment in history.
To browse excerpts of interview data click on the tab "In Their Own Words" after choosing an entry from within one of the following categories:
- For all available downloadable documents, click on Documents and sort the document list by clicking on "File" twice
- For all available full-length interviews, click on Interviews
- For our Ed King collection, click on Documents and type "Ed King" into the "Creator" search box and hit "apply"
- For our Freedom Now collection, click on Documents and type "Freedom Now" into the "Keyword" search box and hit "apply"
This Month in Civil Rights
Republican, Richard Nixon defeats Democrat Hubert Humphrey and American Independent George C. Wallace on November 5, 1968. That same day, Democrat Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman ever to serve in Congress and 80 African Americans are elected to office across the South.