If you do an advanced search, trying combining keywords on an advanced search such as "civil rights" and "Nashville."
The Patrick Wiilson Library has many books on the civil rights movement as well as local civil rights information. Make sure to write down the call number before going to search on the shelves. See the library staff if you need help locating materials.
Try these links for information. Remember if you are off campus the usernames and passwords links are on the right.
What is a primary source?
A primary source is first hand evidence. It was there at the time of an event. It is contemporary to the period being studied. Examples of primary sources are speeches, letters, songs, legislation, court decisions, journals/diaries, interviews, artifacts, autobiographies, and photographs.
You will need this information to access databases when you are not on campus.