General Resources

Voices of the Civil Rights Era
The Voices of Civil Rights Bus Tour was a historic journey collecting personal stories from ordinary citizens, visited 39 cities in 70 days. The stories posted here are the transcriptions of the oral histories of the people interviewed.

Seven Steps of Non-Violent Action
Here are seven steps to non-violent change that are based on Dr. Martin Luther king’s work in the Civil Rights Movement.

King Speeches
Here are audio recordings of three speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream, March on Washington (1963), Last Speech - Free at Last (1968). Real Audio plug-in is needed.

Civil Rights in America 1945-1968
This British site on the American Civil Rights movement provides a timeline and articles on everything from the NAACP, through the Montgomery Bus Boycott, to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its aftermath.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Civil Rights Places in the U.S.
After reading the introduction, click one of the red buttons on a map by the National Park Service to tour an historic site of the Civil Rights Movement.

National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) was opened in 1991 at the site of the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on the human rights movement worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs.

Children’s Literature on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Primary and Early Elementary

Celebra el Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. con la clase de la Sra. Park by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Santillana USA Publishing, 2006.

Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. by Mir Tamim Ansary. Heinemann, 2003.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (Holiday House Reader) by David A. Adler. Holiday House, 2003.        

Free At Last, The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. (DK Readers: Level 4) by Angela Bull. DK Children, 2000.

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo and J. Pinkney. Scholastic Press, 2006.

I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King Jr. Scholastic Press, 2007.

I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Walter Dean Myers, Amistad, 2003.
Lesson for Martin Luther King Jr., A (Ready-to-Read. Level 2) by Denise Lewis Patrick and Rodney S. Pate. Aladdin, 2003.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Real People) by Pam Walker. Children's Press, 2000.

Martin Luther King, Jr: A Photo-Illustrated Biography by Kathy Feeney. Bridgestone Books, 2002.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (All Aboard Reading) by Stephen Marchesi. Grosset & Dunlap, 2000.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) by Trudi Strain Trueit. Children's Press, 2006.

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  by Doreen Rappaport. Jump At The Sun, (reprint) 2007.

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Christine King Farris. Simon & Schuster Children's, 2005.

My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold. Dragonfly Books,1998.

Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr., A by David A. Adler. Holiday House, 1990.


Upper Elementary & Middle School

Dear Dr. King: Letters From Today's Children to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Jan Colbert. Hyperion,1998.

Don't Know Much About Martin Luther King Jr. (Don't Know Much about Series) by Kenneth C. Davis. HarperCollins Children's, 2005.

Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement From 1954 to 1968, A by Diane McWhorter and Fred Shuttlesworth. Scholastic, 2004.

Heroes & Villains - Martin Luther King (Heroes & Villains) by Michael V. Uschan. Lucent Books, 2003.

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr., James Melvin Washington (Editor). HarperCollins, 1992.

Martin Luther King (History Maker Bios Series) by Mary Winget. Barnes & Noble Books, 2002.

Martin Luther King Jr. (Importance of) by John F. Wukovits. Greenhaven Press, 1999.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader for Civil Rights (African-American Biographies) by Michael Schuman. Enslow Publishers, 1996.
Martin Luther King Jr. (Leading Lives) by David Downing. Heinemann Library, 2002.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Lerner Biography Series) by Jean Darby. Lerner Publications, 1990.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Young Man with a Dream (Childhood of Famous Americans Series) by Dharathula H. Millender. Simon & Schuster Children's, 1986.
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Landmark Books)  by James T. Dekay. Random House, 2001. 

They Had a Dream: The Civil Rights Struggle from Frederick Douglass to Marcus Garvey to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X by Jules Archer. Penguin Young Readers,1992.