Martin Luther King Collection

This Collection honors Dr. King's work and relays much of the history of the Civil Rights era.  

Martin Luther King Day is observed on the third Monday in January each year. 

Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. 

 

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Rosa Parks | Periscope
Rosa Parks | Periscope

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In 1955, Rosa Parks, a seamstress living in Montgomery, Alabama, wanted to peacefully demonstrate what civil rights meant to her. She was arrested for sitting at the front of the bus, a place reserved...
March on Washington | Periscope
March on Washington | Periscope

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Like Gandhi, Dr. King committed his life to peacefully helping people attain civil rights. Much of Dr. King's work concerned the civil rights of African Americans. During the 1950s, there were fewer...
Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope
Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope

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Gandhi used nonviolent protest to promote civil rights for the people of India. "True nonviolence should mean a complete freedom from ill will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all." –...
Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) | Road Trip
Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) | Road Trip

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Eleven months after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the eyes of the nation focused on Charleston, South Carolina, where a conflict developed over striking workers. On March 20, 1969 Mrs...
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968) | Road Trip
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968) | Road Trip

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The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. addressing the crowd. He made the day's strongest speech. He said, "America has given the Negro people a bad check. It has come back marked 'insufficient funds.'"
Beaufort County - The Green
Beaufort County - The Green

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The Green has long served as a meeting place and celebration site for St. Helena Island's African American residents. Such activities as Emancipation Day, celebrating the adoption of the Emancipation...
Orangeburg Massacre, Part 4 | The Big Picture
Orangeburg Massacre, Part 4 | The Big Picture

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Part 4 of the Commemoration of the Orangeburg Massacre on its 40th anniversary: An interview with Martin Luther King, III, who was asked what his father would think about the events that occurred 40...