Chesnutt Library Resources 2020

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Chesnutt Library Hours & Services Fall 2020

Greetings everyone! Below is the information flyer about our library hours & services beginning August 3rd 2020. Click here for the interactive version of the Chesnutt Library Flyer Fall 2020

Civil & Voting Rights 1968 and Beyond

The Civil Rights Act of 1968 consists of 10 titles including the Fair Housing Act. Post 1968, the acts continue to be used to fight against discrimination. The Voting Rights Act was extended for 25 years in 2006. For information on voting in NC click here:

Civil Rights Acts 1957-1965 & Civil Rights Demonstrations by FSU Students in 1963

The Civil Rights Act of 1957 established a Commission on Civil Rights. The Civil Rights Act of 1960 established provisions for federal inspection of local voter registration rolls and authorized court-appointed referees to help African Americans register and vote. However these Acts were considered limited and not enforced that frequently. During the summer of 1963 … Continue reading Civil Rights Acts 1957-1965 & Civil Rights Demonstrations by FSU Students in 1963

Nannie Helen Burroughs and the 19th Amendment

Nannie Helen Burroughs is noted for her incredible range in leadership roles in education, theology, and civil rights. This included advocating for voting rights.  Within her article "Black Women and Reform" (p. 187) for the August 1915 issue of The Crisis, the official publication by the NAACP she wrote: I was asked by a southern … Continue reading Nannie Helen Burroughs and the 19th Amendment

Reconstruction Amendments 13, 14, and 15

The Reconstruction Amendments are the 13th, 14th, and 15th ratified after the Civil War ended. These amendments were created to establish equality for African Americans. The Thirteenth Amendment—passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864; by the House on January 31, 1865; and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865—abolished slavery “within the United States, … Continue reading Reconstruction Amendments 13, 14, and 15

Hiram Revels of Fayetteville & The Civil Rights Acts 1866-1875

Hiram Revels was born free in Fayetteville, NC 1827. He was the first Black American to serve in Congress in 1870 as U.S. Senator of Mississippi. View the eBook on Black Americans in Congress: The following Acts were created to protect Civil Rights during 1866-1875. 1866 - Guaranteed the rights of all citizens to … Continue reading Hiram Revels of Fayetteville & The Civil Rights Acts 1866-1875

Wrapping Up Chesnutt Library June Virtual Programs

We thank you all who have participated in our June Virtual Programs. The virtual programs Black Music Month Playlists, Juneteenth Panel Discussion, and Rainbow Book Month Celebration have been implemented in June as scheduled. Please stay tuned in July as Chesnutt Library staff create more programs to enjoy!

All About Rainbow Book Month

Rainbow Book Month is a nationwide celebration of authors/ writings that reflect the lives & experiences of the #LGBTQIA community. In recognition of Rainbow Book Month, Chesnutt Library has compiled a LibGuide with resources on #LGBTQIA. You can view this at the following link: This program and resources are curated by Velappan Velappan, Head … Continue reading All About Rainbow Book Month