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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute: Stanford University.
"The King Library and Archives in Atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the world."
"The Office of the Morehouse College King Collection has been established to oversee the conservation and preservation of the Collection; to promote teaching, research and scholarship, and to develop campus-based programming and community outreach initiatives that highlight the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
Overview of Dr. King's career with quotes from selected speeches and writings.
Pope Francis - March 13, 2013 to the present.
This blog post addresses some of the important contemporary domestic and international issues that Clarence B. Jones believes would be of major concern to Dr. King if he were alive today. They are based on his personal recollections of conversations and discussions with Dr. King over the approximately seven years he worked with him as a political advisor, personal lawyer and draft speechwriter.
"Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired."
The museum is located at the Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute: Stanford University
"Recorded on February 6, 1964, at The New School in New York."
Provided by The Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history.
"The speech, recorded originally on 7-inch, reel- to-reel tapes, will become part of the UCLA Communication Studies Speech Archive, an online collection of more than 400 speeches delivered on campus by politicians, activists, entertainment personalities and other newsmakers primarily during the 1960s and ’70s."
Library of Congress
A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. Some types of primary sources include:
- ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records
- CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art
- RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
From: Cornell University
Michaelmas Convocation Address
Photo courtesy of the University Archives