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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

Screencap, Civil Rights and Human Rights

NAACP chairman Julian Bond reviews his experiences as an active participant in [...] »

Screencap, Living Black History: Resurrecting Intellectual Tradition

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

How was the 1955–1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott covered in Montgomery? Take a [...] »

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Explore ideas for teaching about social justice

photographic print, Me and Jim, c1895, LOC

Learn more about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [...] »

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

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

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

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

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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, Civil Rights March on Washington, DC , 1963, NARA

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

Photo, DSCN0681, joelogon, Oct. 1, 2011, Flickr

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you place [...] »

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