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The Civil Rights Movement Continues to Fascinate Researchers and Students

Read about the unique discoveries one professor and his students made using documents from ProQuest History Vault, including enhanced FBI files on the Black Panther Party. Download the essay, and get more research inspiration below.

Dr. Street Essay

Download the Essay by Dr. Joe Street that explores the Black Panthers and the Civil Rights Movement.

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