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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial opened to the public in 2011, but it's not the first memorial to Dr. King. Take this quiz to find out more about memorials to King nationwide. FIND OUT MORE »

Learning Resources

Browse sources on the Civil Rights Movement

Screencap, Baseball as History: Jackie Robinson and the Civil Rights Struggle

Professor Jules Tygiel reviews the life of Jackie Robinson and his relationship [...] »

Video image, MASC Audio Recordings.

From racism to civil rights movement music, listen to the memories of these [...] »

Screencap, Faces at the Bottom of the Well: Nightmare of Reality vs. Dr. King's

NAACP Chairman of the Board Julian Bond talks about the views of Martin Luther [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Explore ideas for teaching about social justice

Image, rosa parks, Center for History and New Media.

Presents four guided investigations—on the Spanish-American War, the [...] »

Print, "The End of the Story," 1915, Power O'Malley, NYPL Digital Gallery

How do children in different countries learn history? Is the role of narrative [...] »

Photo, Russians teaching prisoners the cossack dance., 1915, Flickr Commons

Humanitarian law and history are hardly mutually exclusive. [...] »

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How much do you know about Dr. King?

Photo, Civil Rights March on Washington, DC , 1963, NARA

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

Photo, DSCN0681, joelogon, Oct. 1, 2011, Flickr

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you place [...] »

Photo, "Peace Plaza. . . ," 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr Commons, cc

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK. [...] »

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