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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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Photo, G. Roberts, sitting in integrated... Sept 4, 1957, J. Dumbell, Charlotte

Examine segregation and desegregation through summaries and the court's [...] »

Screencap, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch discusses the final years of Martin [...] »

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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Explore ideas for teaching about social justice

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, George Washington, August 26, 2008, cliff1066tm, Flickr

Can students learn history through themes that don’t fit the usual approach to [...] »

Image, rosa parks, Center for History and New Media.

Presents four guided investigations—on the Spanish-American War, 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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