We Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Four days after Dr. King's assassination on April 4, 1968, members of the Congressional Black Caucus introduced a bill to federally observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. For over fifteen years after the bill was introduced members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other civil rights leaders rallied across the United States in an effort to recognize the contributions of this human rights icon. The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Exhibit highlights the legislative process and the tireless efforts made by members of the CBC that resulted in the passage of the Martin Luther King Holiday. This year marks 46 years since the death of Dr King, as we commemorate his life and legacy be sure to take a moment and learn more about this significant part of American history.

Avoice Spotlights: Share My Lesson

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Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other.

Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards. Developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world, the Share My Lesson team has highlighted some free lesson plans, worksheets and activities to help teachers celebrate African-American History Month in their classrooms. To view some of these excellent resources, click here.

Avoice is proud to highlight the work of the tremendous organization and we encourage our users to visit their website today. To learn more about Share My Lesson please visit www.sharemylesson.com.

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Criminal Justice

Discover the history of CBC activism on criminal justice issues including police brutality, drug trafficking, sentencing and prison reform.

Origins of the CBC

Trace the history of the CBC with an in-depth look at exactly how, when and why the Caucus was initially formed.

Voting Rights Act

Learn how the CBC has spent years fighting tirelessly to protect the voting rights of underrepresented people

MLK, Jr. Holiday Bill

Look back at how the CBC led the charge for the creation of a federal holiday honoring the civil rights hero.

Anti-Apartheid Movement

Look back at how the CBC led the charge for the creation of a federal holiday honoring the civil rights hero.

Women of the CBC

Read about the important role that African American women played in the advancement of healthcare.

Environmental Justice

Learn how members of the CBC have been at the forefront of the Environmental Justice Movement.

Education Policy

Explore CBC involvement in U.S. education policy and Elementary and Secondary Education Act milestones.