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Resources

Below are resources you can use to learn more about the life and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The King Papers Project

  • Description: In 1985, Coretta Scott King asked Stanford historian Clayborne Carson to edit and publish The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since then, the King Papers Project has engaged in a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate's life and the movements he inspired. At this site, you can find many of the writings and transcribed speeches of Dr. King in online searchable format.
  • Link: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/kingpapers/index

King Online Encyclopedia

  • Description: The King Online Encyclopedia draws upon the King Papers Project's access to vast collections of primary source documents related to King and the movements he inspired. At this site you can find information on many of the people, ideas, and events involved in King's life and work, a chronology of King's life and the global freedom struggle, quotes from King addressing a number of topics, and more.
  • Link: https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-resources/recommended-readings

American Rhetoric: King's Speeches

  • Description: Find the full text, video, and audio of Dr. King's landmark speeches on AmericanRhetoric.com. Click on the titles below to link to the speech.

The King Center

  • Description: Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, their website offers resources for the national holiday, an archive of photos and videos, and information on events and programs around the world that continue the global freedom struggle.
  • Link: http://www.thekingcenter.org/