Our lesson plans provide historically accurate and pedagogically effective curriculum that addresses issues of social justice, transformation, and reconciliation. Photo by AP/Wide World Photos.
Listen to Dr. King’s most famous speech and explore interviews, historical context and lesson plans in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
Modern efforts towards peace and social justice create paradigm shifts in how we view existing societal norms and systems.
The Liberation Curriculum (LC) initiative developed a high school curriculum and biographies to accompany the Remember Them: Champions of Humanity monument featuring 25 humanitarians, created by Oakland sculptor Mario Chiodo. View the accompanying instructional video illustrating the teaching of the curriculum in East Oakland School of the Arts.
California teachers selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded King Digital History Project created model lesson plans on Dr. King and the African-American freedom struggle, using the King Institute's documentary resources and professional development training.
Search here for information on over 1000 civil rights movement figures, events and organizations; a chronology of the movement, and full-text documents published online.
Read a biographical essay on Martin Luther King, Jr., prepared by King Institute director Clayborne Carson and the Institute staff, extensively cross-referenced with links to the King Online Encyclopedia.
Primary civil and human rights documents with accompanying classroom activities designed to motivate critical analysis and exploration.
Articles written by the King Papers staff.