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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

Screencap, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch discusses the final years of Martin [...] »

Screencap, History of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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

Image, Television News of the Civil Rights Era 1950-1970, 2005, UVa.

View contemporary coverage of the Civil Rights Movement from two Roanoke, VA [...] »

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Explore ideas for teaching about social justice

photographic print, Shirley Chisholm, head-and-shoulders portrait, 1965 November

How do factors such as race and ethnicity shape young peoples’ perspectives the [...] »

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

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

photographic print, Me and Jim, c1895, LOC

Learn more about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [...] »

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

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

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

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

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