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King and Stokeley Carmichael during the 1966 March Against Fear in Mississippi

King and Stokely Carmichael speak with police during the 1966 March Against Fear in Mississippi.

Bob Fitch Photo Archive © Stanford University

The King Institute provides document-based lesson plans, online educational resources and professional development with emphasis on the modern African American Freedom Struggle. Our resources focus not only on King's visionary ideas, but also the work of ordinary people who have made extraordinary contributions to liberation movements.

The Liberation Curriculum is a collection of educational resources centered around the themes of social justice, human rights, and nonviolence, with a focus on the modern African American freedom struggle.

Search featured documents from the collection of the King Papers Project. Each primary source document includes contextual information and image for use in the classroom. 

Freedom's Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, animated. Here you can compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context.

Visit the King Online Encyclopedia for information on over 1000 civil rights movement figures, events and organizations; a chronology of the movement, and full-text documents published online.