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Highlander Research and Education Center
Official Web site for the Highlander Center

Civil Rights Digital Library, The University of Georgia
Comprehensive portal that delivers a broad range of materials that document the Civil Rights Movement. To view Highlander-related film footage, recorded interviews, images, and more, simply type “Highlander” into the search box.

Highlander Folks School Collection, Wisconsin Historical Images, Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS)
Site provides searchable online access to digital images from the Highlander Folk School Collection at WHS.

Ed Friend Visual Materials Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, The University of Georgia Libraries
Web page provides general information about the collection of Ed Friend, a photographer and filmmaker who filmed the Highlander Folk School in 1957 to prove that it had been infiltrated by communists.

S. Ernest Vandiver Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, The University of Georgia Libraries
Web page provides general information about the collection of Governor Ernest Vandiver who held public office in Georgia during the 1950s and early 1960s during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. A broadside of still images from the Ed Friend Highlander film showing interracial activities and alleged communists accompanied by inflammatory text, is part of the Vandiver Papers.

West Family Papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries Contact Hargrett Library for more information about accessing this collection. Donald West was one of the founders of Highlander and also a poet and activist. Hedy West, Don West’s daughter, was a well known folk singer.

A Hard Journey: The Life of Don West, written by Dr. James Lorence (University of Illinois Press, 2007) Biography of Highlander co-founder Don West

No Lonesome Road, written by Don West, edited by Jeff Biggers and George Brosi (University of Illinois Press, 2004) A compilation of Don West’s writings and poetry over the course of his life. This work contains excerpts from West’s most famous publications, including Crab-Grass (1931, Clods of Southern Earth (1946), and The Road is Rocky (1951).

The Long Haul: An Autobiography, written by Myles Horton, Judith Kohl, and Herbert Kohl (Teachers College Press, 1997) Autobiography of Highlander co-founder Myles Horton.



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