Movements Throughout History: An Educational Resource Guide

Protestor with "Stand for something" poster

During this time, many of you are looking for ways to educate yourselves and others about the critical issues we are facing. We see you, we hear you and we hope that these resources help you meet these needs.

NC State University Online Resources

To access any of the resources listed below, simply click the title and log in with your NC State credentials, or go to, type in the title and search.

Early American Protests

Women’s Rights

Civil Rights Movement

LGBTQ+ Rights

Post Civil Rights Era Activism

Black Lives Matter (2013-present)

Other Protest Literature

Other Resources

Public Libraries

Do you have a public library card? If so, then you also have free access to ebooks and audiobooks through Hoopla and OverDrive. Signing up for these websites requires your public library card information and a valid email address. 

For example, Wake County Public Libraries has the following books available for online checkout:

Audiobooks and Podcasts

Want to learn more about the history of racism? Listen to the audiobook version of Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi on Spotify. (If you are interested in purchasing print copies of Ibram X. Kendi’s work, he recommends that you “call up your local indie bookstore.“)

Want to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement? Listen to Voices of the Movement, a podcast by the Washington Post and Johnathan Capeheart.

Want to learn more about modern day activists? Check out the following podcasts:

Resources compiled by Andie Batt, librarian, African American Cultural Center.