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Encyclopedia of Alabama
Well-researched with helpful bibliographies, each Encyclopedia of Alabama entry is an effective jumping-off point for getting the facts of the case. Entries range from landmark court cases to influential jurists and legislators. The Encyclopedia aids in contextualizing Gomillion v. Lightfoot as part of Alabama history and provides implications of the decision for the state's future.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Stanford's MLK Institute published a biography of Charles Gomillion in their King Encyclopedia.
Tuskegee's local newspaper published an article reflecting on Gomillion v. Lightfoot, providing a nice summary of the case.
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Alabama Department of Archives and History
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Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center