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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 »

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Browse sources on the Civil Rights Movement

B&W photo, 1963, Woolworth's Storefront with Protestors, commons

"Local custom" was at odds with company policy in Jackson, MS. [...] »

Screencap, Remembering Our Father: The Story of M. Carl Holman

The children of author and civil rights activist M. Carl Holman—Kinshasha [...] »

Screencap, Living Black History: Resurrecting Intellectual Tradition

Black history and studies scholar Manning Marable explores African American [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Explore ideas for teaching about social justice

Photo, Woman fingerprinted. . . , 1956, Associated Press, Library of Congress

The textbook is examined as one source among many, rather than a final [...] »

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

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

Photo, Police Evidence Room, November 14, 2008, th.omas, Flickr

Challenge students to gather evidence from multiple primary sources. Here, a [...] »

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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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