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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

In light of this special holiday weekend, the ibiblio.org staff has compiled collections that commemorate the teachings and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

For an obvious classic, read his “I have a Dream” speech, delivered August 28, 1963.

Listen to (or read the transcription of) a 1974 interview with Henry Aaron, a Mississippi Civil Rights activist give a historical perspective on race and racism in Mississippi, and discuss the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Read a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student’s account of how 600 Chapel Hill activists celebrated Dr. King’s legacy with a march and rally in his honor.

Read a 1998 article, initially published in the Trumpet of Conscience (a Durham community publication), that celebrates the 30th anniversary of Dr. King’s death and advocates using his teachings to bring individuals in a community together for positive change.

Read a newsletter article written by The Committee to Free Kwame Cannon and initially published by the Greensboro Justice Fund announcing the 70-mile march from Greensboro to Raleigh, NC.

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