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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

Photograph, Dynamics of Idealism: Volunteers for Civil Rights 1965-1982.

Learn about the volunteers who participated in a 1965 Southern Christian [...] »

Screencap, Celebrating Brown and the Little Rock Nine

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

Screencap, John Hope Franklin: The Historian and the African American Experience

African American historian, professor, and civil rights activist John Hope [...] »

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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. [...] »

martin luther king

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

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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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