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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, Civil Rights and Human Rights

NAACP chairman Julian Bond reviews his experiences as an active participant in [...] »

Photo, Carolyn Reese teaches Freedom School class(2), 1964, Herbert Randall...

150 oral history interviews and 16 collections of documents address the Civil [...] »

Photograph, Gustevas Roberts, rear, 1957, Jimmy Dumbell, Charlotte Observer

Examine the events which led to and the aftermath of Brown v. Board of [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

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

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

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 [...] »

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