About MLK

The King Center
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King as a living memorial dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., the King Center can provide you with contacts for the King Holiday and a wide range of resources including King related news and historical information.

National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum offers a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form. It is an educational institution designed to help visitors understand the civil rights movement and how this movement impacted movements for social rights worldwide.

See newspapers’ front pages from several days surrounding King’s assassination – April 1, 4 and 5 of 1968.

Life Magazine: Martin Luther King Jr. a Life Tribute
Photographs taken of Martin Luther King Jr. and images from the Civil Rights Movement (1958-1968).

The Martin Luther King Jr. Paper’s Project at Stanford University
The King Papers Project is a research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated. Initiated by the Atlanta-based King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Project became a cooperative venture of Stanford University, the King Center and the King Estate.

Official NAACP Web Site
Founded in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and strongest civil rights organization.

Powerful Days in Black and White
Kodak pictures of the civil rights struggle taken by photographer Charles Moore.

Civil Rights Act of 1964
An overview from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute, with links to related texts.