Fake News or Not?
One of the problems of researching topics of current interest is establishing the authority and point of view of information resources. Scholarly sources are generally preferable to popular treatments. Questions of bias and depth of understanding are critical to the evaluation of information resources.
Popular resources like newspapers and other media are often much more up to date than scholarly sources which often require up to a year to make their way through the scholarly editing process.
When researching controversial topics, bearing the timeline in mind is particularly important.
African and African American Studies resources in the collections of Perkins Libraries. This is the general guide that covers many topics including civil rights. Both primary and secondary sources are covered
The Franklin Research Center of the Rubenstein Library at Duke has extensive primary sources including Prof Chafe's original interview transcripts and tapes. Many valuable resources are available here.