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. 

 

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 on Aug.28, 1963. In his well-known "I Have a Dream" speech, he said, "America has given the Negro people a bad check. It has come back marked...
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...
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...