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The Making of a Holiday
This is the story of how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, birthday became a national holiday.
This guide was created by Vandy Evermon for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Resources about Martin Luther King, Jr.
African American Studies Center
A collection of scholarship focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library of Congress
Includes a variety of sources such as pictures, web pages, blogs, and primary sources.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Located in downtown Washington, DC, the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice. A prominent leader in the modern civil rights movement, Dr. King was a tireless advocate for racial equality, working class, and the oppressed around the world.
Nobel Peace Prize 1964 to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Includes biographical information and the Nobel Lecture by Martin Luther King, Jr. on December 11, 1964.
Stanford University Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
In 2005, with an initial $1 million endowment pledge from Hall of Fame football star Ronnie Lott and his All Stars Helping Kids organization, Dr. Clayborne Carson founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute to provide a permanent financial base for the King Papers Project and a broad range of other educational activities.