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Civil Rights Movement in Maryland

A guide to resources on the Civil Rights Movement in Maryland using materials from the University of Maryland Special Collections in Hornbake Library.

About Government and Civic Reports

Reports from government agencies, school board committees, and other organization records and reports are an great way to research the legal and social aspect of how the Civil Rights Movement affected state schools. 

School districts typically developed guidelines and implementation plans for desegregating local schools in accordance with directives from the United States Government.  In addition to these school reports, publications from the ACLU, Commission on Human Relations, and other reports submitted to the United States Commission on Civil Rights may provide additional information about the Civil Rights Movement in Maryland.

Use the lists on this page to browse a selection of government and civil reports available in the Maryland Room.   

Image: Desegregation Plan for Baltimore City Public Schools, 1974, Submitted to the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare

Reports and Publications

Below is a selection of government and civic reports available in the Maryland Room.  Additional resouces can be found using the UMD online catalog.

Desegregation Reports by County

The following is a selection of reports on segregation and/or integration in Maryland public schools.  These publications and others can be searched using the UMD online catalog