As We Celebrate One of the Greatest Leaders of Our Time!
Martin Luther King was one of our greatest leaders of our time whose accomplishments we celebrate each year. His fight for social justice should be an example of the passion, commitment and effort we must all participate in to make our world better.
Please explore these many multi-media resources from the Library of Congress that include sound clips, photographs, and reflections of those who lived through the Civil Rights movement and use them to engage your students in the real life struggle of this era and the accomplishments of this great leader.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day January 15
From Slavery to Civil Rights http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/civil-rights/learn_more.html
Voices of Civil Rights
The Civil Rights Era
With an Even Hand
Copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech submitted for copyright registration, 28 August 1963.
Letter, Martin Luther King, Jr., to A. Philip Randolph concerning King's Nobel Peace Prize, 2 November 1964
Teaching With Documents: Court Documents Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Memphis Sanitation Workers
Teaching With Documents: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Teaching With Documents: An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks
Teaching With Documents: Order of Argument in the Case, Brown v. Board of Education
Frontiers in Civil Rights: Dorothy E. Davis, et al. versus County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia
Teaching With Documents: Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education
The Civil Rights Movement
EASE History — Study history by examining presidential campaign ads from 1952 to 2004.
We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
Segregation Showdown at Little Rock — In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock’s Central High, NPR provides this series of in-depth stories on the event.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Martin Luther King, Jr. — The Seattle Times presents an excellent collection of essays, sound clips, and photographs, as well as reflections from people who knew the civil rights leader.
Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King
Senator Robert F. Kennedy Indianapolis, Indiana April 4, 1968