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Each episode of the course is centered on a period or an event in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. Students will follow a lecture and will analyze primary source documents to help interpret King's thoughts, motives, and actions. In order to better situate the experiences and events in King's life, students can then use the secondary sources, such as textbook excerpts, lesson plans, and King Encyclopedia entries. This approach will allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s.
To Online Course:
- Basic Introduction to Documents
- How to analyze a written document - worksheet
- Major King Events Timeline
- King Encyclopedia
- Clayborne Carson (ed), The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001.
- Clayborne Carson, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, Gary B. Nash. The Struggle for Freedom. The Modern Era, Since 1930. Pearson, 2019.