Resources

Museum of African American History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. The exhibition City of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor People?s Campaign commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King?s daring vision to end poverty in the United States.


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University assembles and disseminates to various worldwide audiences comprehensive resources about King's life key and the movements he inspired. The site includes an online encyclopedia with information about key organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which Dr. King founded and served as President; events and campaigns mentioned in the film such as the the Chicago Freedom Movement, Watts rebellion, and the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike; and major speeches such as Beyond Vietnam at Riverside Church in New York.


NAACP

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. This page explores the life and work of Dr. King, including his involvement with the NAACP.


DocsTeach | Rights in America

A program of the U.S. National Archives education division, this online teaching tool encourages students to learn about and analyze key legislation that protects the rights of Americans, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Taylor Branch | The King Era Trilogy | America in the King Years 1954-63

At Canaan?s Edge (2007)

Pillar of Fire (1999)

Parting the Waters (1989)