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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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Photograph, The Children's crusade & the Role of Youth..., AP/Wide World Photos.

More than 1,400 speeches, sermons, and other writings of Martin Luther King, [...] »

Screencap, Living Black History: Resurrecting Intellectual Tradition

Black history and studies scholar Manning Marable explores African American [...] »

Screencap, Remembering Our Father: The Story of M. Carl Holman

The children of author and civil rights activist M. Carl Holman—Kinshasha [...] »

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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 [...] »

martin luther king

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

Photo, Bayard Rustin, 1964, Library of Congress

If students lack historical context, they can miss the substance of a reading. [...] »

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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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