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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, Gustevas Roberts, rear, Sept. 4, 1957, Dumbell, Charlotte Observor

Explore Brown v. Board of Education through interactive activities and personal [...] »

Screencap, History of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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

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

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

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Explore ideas for teaching about social justice

Photo, Woman fingerprinted. . . , 1956, Associated Press, Library of Congress

The textbook is examined as one source among many, rather than a final [...] »

Photo, Bayard Rustin, 1964, Library of Congress

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

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

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

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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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