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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

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What was Atlanta's role in the larger African American civil rights movement [...] »

Screencap, Civil Rights and Human Rights

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

Screencap, John Hope Franklin: The Historian and the African American Experience

Distinguished historian and lifelong civil rights activist Professor John Hope [...] »

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Explore ideas for teaching about social justice

martin luther king

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

Photo, Russians teaching prisoners the cossack dance., 1915, Flickr Commons

Humanitarian law and history are hardly mutually exclusive. [...] »

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, 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 [...] »

Photo, "Peace Plaza. . . ," 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr Commons, cc

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK. [...] »

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