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King Resources Overview

The King Institute provides access to thousands of documents, photographs, and publications about the modern African American Freedom Struggle. Use this page to navigate to resources about King's life and work.

Visit the King Encyclopedia for information on over 300 civil rights movement figures, events, and organizations. Additional resources include a freedom struggle chronology and featured documents.

View our selected primary source documents about the African American Freedom Struggle and search thousands of records at our Online King Records Access (OKRA) database.

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. Artwork © Evan Bissell.

The King Events Chronology focuses on the major events of Dr. King's life. Our volume chronologies provide a more detailed account of King's activities within each time period. 

In addition to our own volumes of the King Papers Project, here is a running list of additional books about Martin Luther King's life and work, and the black freedom struggle.