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Teaching Resources for Instructors and Students

Dear Instructor:

Members of the University of Mississippi’s Civil Rights subcommittee constructed these sample assignments using resources available online, in the university’s First-Year Experience text The Ole Miss Experience and in Archives and Special Collections. You are encouraged to modify these assignments to respond to a variety of student learners in different types of courses. In addition, writing prompts can be used as discussion prompts; assignments directed to individuals may be used with small groups. Also, a list of secondary sources with embedded links for ease of location within the J.D. Williams Library is included.

As collection of Mississippi civil rights materials is a focus of Special Collections, you are encouraged to explore the depth of materials available. Please visit Special Collections or search online subject guides to learn more. (For example, see


Members of the Civil Rights subcommittee

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