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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Resource Guide

The pandemic is forcing celebrations of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. to take different forms this year. We offer the following educational resources to help those who wish to explore the life and impact of one of the great Civil Rights leaders of our time. 

For Adults

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy (The New York Times

  • How Martin Luther King Jr.’s Imprisonment Changed American Politics Forever (The New York Times)

  • The Atlantic's coverage in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s anniversary. (The Atlantic) - Special coverage includes over 35 articles. 

  • Explore Martin Luther King, Jr. (PBS): Special collection of videos and web-exclusive features from trusted public media partners. 

  • Featured Papers from the King Papers collection at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute (Stanford University)

  • What The Civil Rights Movement of the '60s Can Teach Atlanta Protesters Now (All Things Considered, NPR)

  • The Power of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Anger (CodeSwitch)

  • How Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination Affected His Chicago Neighborhood (All Things Considered, NPR)

  • 3 Generations In Memphis Reflect On Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy (Morning Edition, NPR)

For Students

*Image credit: "Martin Luther King, Jr. San Francisco June 30 1964" by geoconklin2001 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0