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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Leading the Struggle | Road Trip
Leading the Struggle | Road Trip

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There were several key leaders during the Civil Rights Movement. Despite visible leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and John F. Kennedy, young people played a major role in...
Septima Clark | S.C. Hall of Fame
Septima Clark | S.C. Hall of Fame

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A pioneer in grassroots citizenship education, Septima Clark was called the ‘‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement’’ by Martin Luther King. Clark was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1898...
Marian Wright Edelman | S.C. Hall of Fame
Marian Wright Edelman | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Marian Wright Edelman is founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation’s strongest advocacy group for children and families. Born in 1939 in Bennettsville, South Carolina, she...
March on Washington | Road Trip
March on Washington | Road Trip

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Joseph McDomick, Jr., former Penn Center project supervisor for over thirty years, tells how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his inner circle worked at Penn to plan events like the March on Washington...
Why the Penn Center? | Road Trip
Why the Penn Center? | Road Trip

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Joseph McDomick, Jr, civil rights activist and former Penn Center employee, talks about why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. chose to visit the Penn Center on many occasions during the civil rights...
King at Penn Center | Road Trip
King at Penn Center | Road Trip

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Joseph McDomick, Jr., former Penn Center project supervisor for over thirty years, talks about Dr. King's many visits to Penn Center and how the visits had to be kept quiet because of the threats on...
Benjamin Mays | S.C. Hall of Fame
Benjamin Mays | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Benjamin Mays (1894-1984) was a minister, educator, scholar and social activist. He was known as the "Father of the Civil Rights Movement."
Land - Penn Center | A Natural State
Land - Penn Center | A Natural State

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Several generations of the St. Helena community attended the historic Penn School, established as one of the first schools for freed slaves. In the 1950s and 1960s, the site served as a safe retreat...