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AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees): Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

Includes chronology of events surrounding the strike, text of “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, and excerpts from previous speeches about labor. [Stanford: Additional Resources Links]

The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) (University of Georgia)
The CRDL includes a digital video archive delivering 30 hours of historical news film allowing learners to be nearly eyewitnesses to key events of the Civil Rights Movement, a civil rights portal providing a seamless virtual library on the Movement by aggregating metadata from more than 75 libraries and allied organizations from across the nation, and instructional materials to facilitate the use of the video content in the learning process.

The King Center   

Official, living memorial dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Supports research, education, and training in nonviolent methods for justice, equality and peace. Includes biographical outline, chronology, and selected bibliography of King.

Kodak: Powerful Days in Black and White

A stirring compilation of Charles Moore's poignant black and white images, which demonstrate how photography set the stage for and helped propel the Civil Rights Movement into the national spotlight. [Stanford: Additional Resources Links] 


The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute (Stanford University)

Supports research and education programs to assemble and disseminate to the public historical information about King’s life and understand of the movements inspired by him.  King Papers Project includes a list of publications, online encyclopedia on King related topics, bibliography, and extensive chronologies of King’s life and the Civil Rights era.  An inventory of the major papers and recordings of Dr. King that allows for in depth searching and browsing by date.  Some previously published items are available for view in full text format. 

The National Civil Rights Museum              

The National Civil Rights Museum offers a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form. It is an educational institution designed to help visitors understand the civil rights movement and how this movement impacted movements for social rights worldwide. [Seattle Times]

National Park Service Historic Site

Visitor information about site as well as news releases, curriculum resources, and FAQs.                 

See newspapers' front pages from several days surrounding King's assassination — April 1, 4 and 5 of 1968. [Seattle Times]

The Seattle Times: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Dedicated to King and his legacy, the site includes biography, timeline, photo galleries, study guide, resource list as well as current perspectives on King. [ARCHE]

Take Stock

Photographs of civil rights movement, sorted into subject portfolios.  Includes images of King, the March on Washington, Selma, Freedom Summer, and other subjects. [Stanford: Additional Resources Links] 

Time Magazine Archive Martin Luther King Jr. Collection

Images of covers featuring King and related quotations with links to full text articles.,21428,c_mlk,00.shtml [Google]


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