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5 ​Resources for Appreciating Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 15, 2018

We celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson in the civil rights movement.

The Tilted Glass has put together a few resources to help us better connect with this day in some way.  It helps to feel the significance more, rather than it being just another blip in the calendar of datanoiseland.

Spotify Playlist: Black History Salute

Enjoy music and speeches from Marvin Gaye to Nina Simone to former President Barack Obama.

The King Center Archive

The King Center has collected nearly a million documents associated with the life of Martin Luther King Jr.  Begin with the "spotlights" section to get a glimpse of the remarkable history within this collection.

#BlackLivesMatter Policy and List of Demands

A vision for Black Lives.  A list of demands put together by the #BlackLivesMatter movement to bring change now and stop the senseless crimes and dehumanization.

MLK Speeches

A YouTube mix containing Martin Luther King Jr's famous speeches.

Resources for Teachers

There are quizzes, biographies, and art activities. You'll also find references on his assassination, resources for Black History Month (February), and activities for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Excerpt from Final Speech: I've Been to the Mountaintop.

An excerpt from  Martin Luther King's last speech. He delivered it on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day he was assassinated.

Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. 

And I don't mind. 

Like anybody, I would like to live - a long life; longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. 

So I'm happy, tonight. 

I'm not worried about anything. 

I'm not fearing any man. 

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

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