New Temple website devoted to civil rights struggles in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A new Temple website, Civil Rights in a Northern City: Philadelphia, brings together 1,500 items — newspaper clippings, photographs, TV news coverage, oral histories, correspondence and other materials — to tell the stories of the struggle for civil rights in the city. Brenda Galloway-Wright, associate archivist at the university's Special Collections Research Center, said the website grew out of brainstorming sessions and a $24,000 state grant. "It was a heavily researched topic by our students, faculty, historians, writers and filmmakers," Galloway-Wright said. Nate Norment, chairman of the Department of African American Studies at Temple, said the website was a valuable resource for students and scholars. The Web address is