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There are also online
ex : Martin
Luther King Jr
- MLK Day: The Fight for a Holiday to Celebrate Peace - Text + Audio - 15 January 2017
"After 15 years of debate, conservative president Ronald Reagan agreed to a holiday honoring a progressive hero who challenged the U.S. government."
- Martin Luther King is assassinated
"Just after 6 p.m. on 4 April 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-storey room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee."
- NSA spied on Martin Luther King, documents reveal - 26 September 2013
"The US National Security Agency spied on civil rights leader Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali during the height of the Vietnam War protests, declassified documents reveal."
Martin Luther King digital archive opens to public - 16 January 2012
"The King Center has published 200,000 personal documents belonging to Martin Luther King Jr, as the US marks the civil rights leader's birthday.
The online archive contains personal notes, telegrams to John F Kennedy and a handwritten draft of King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech..."
How Gil Scott-Heron and Stevie Wonder set up Martin Luther King Day
"In an extract from his memoir written before he died last year, Gil Scott-Heron talks about when he toured with Stevie Wonder to establish Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday in the US."
King memorial: One expression, many interpretations : A SLIDESHOW + SPECIAL REPORT
Martin Luther King memorial opens in Washington DC
"Master Lei Yixin, a Chinese sculptor, designed a statue standing 30ft (9.1m) tall, situated right between memorials for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, along the National Mall in the US capital.
Visitors talked to the BBC about their impressions, and about what it means to have the civil rights leader enshrined in such a prominent display."
mark King anniversary
"Crowds have gathered in the US city of Memphis, Tennessee, to
mark 40 years since the assassination of legendary civil rights leader
Martin Luther King."
pictures: King anniversary
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT :
Luther King Jr. & the Civil Rights Movement (The
Seattle Times) :
Photo Gallery - Biography - Timeline - Civil rights quiz - His words
- NW history quiz - Study guide - Resources - etc...
Rights Movement Unit - Using Primary Sources in the Classroom
Lesson 1: Riding the Bus - Taking a Stand /
Lesson 2: The Opinions of the Public /
Lesson 3: Birmingham 1963 /
Lesson 4: Marching for Justice - Selma to Montgomery /
Lesson 5: Voting Rights
(Alabama Department of Archives
- Maps: Civil
Rights Hot Spots - interactive - with short texts (PBS)
FBI threats to MLK prompt snooping warnings - 19 November 2014
"A disturbing, decades-old letter sent to Martin Luther King Jr by the FBI is serving, for many,
as a reminder of the scope and history of US governmental surveillance programmes - and their potential for abuse."
"Hoover, seen here with President Kennedy, called King "the most notorious liar in the country"
- The life of Martin Luther King, Jr - a
timeline (simple sentences) - (mlkcelebration.com)
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS :
have a dream
Le discours de Martin Luther King dans un diaporama sonore Power Point.
- Texte du discours accompagné de la traduction
(Yvan Baptiste - Ac. Montpellier)