Welcome to the Archive
During this extraordinary period in American History, the Civil Rights Movement, white conservatives, civil rights activists, black militants, black moderates and Klansmen all staked their particular claims for racial justice and social order on the premise that God was on their side. 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
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. In the days that followed, riots broke out in more than 110 cities across the United States, notably in Chicago, Baltimore, and in Washington, D.C.