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MLK Day Learning Resources

Graduate student Rachel Reinhard explores the African American struggle to realize voting rights in Mississippi during and following the Civil Rights Movement. [...] »

Professor Jules Tygiel reviews the life of Jackie Robinson and his relationship to and support of the Civil Rights Movement. [...] »

Professor Raymond Arsenault discusses the Freedom Rides of 1961, in which participants rode public buses into the South to protest transportation segregation. [...] »

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

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch discusses the final years of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life [...] »

A panel of scholars reviews the landmark school desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education and debates whether the case led to true improvement in the life conditions of African Americans. [...] »

A panel discusses and debates the troubled desegregation of schools in Little Rock, AR, and the move towards desegregation in general. [...] »

Black history and studies scholar Manning Marable looks at the significance of Malcolm X's work and life to contemporary scholarship and African American identity. [...] »

Black history and studies scholar Manning Marable explores African American perceptions of history and major historical figures, particularly those of the Civil Rights Movement. [...] »