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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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Print, [Back cover of Jackie Robinson comic book], c. 1951, Library of Congress

Learn about race in American sports history through the life of Jackie Robinson. [...] »

Screencap, History of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Congressman Conyers leads a discussion of the legislative history of efforts to [...] »

Screencap, Celebrating Brown and the Little Rock Nine

A panel discusses and debates the troubled desegregation of schools in Little [...] »

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

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

martin luther king

A day of service, commemoration, and evaluation. [...] »

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 [...] »

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How much do you know about Dr. King?

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

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

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

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

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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