For Educators: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Unit Resources

Avoice Exhibit

Visit the Avoice exhibit about the Martin Luther King Holiday Bill

Timeline

Martin Luther King Holiday Bill Timeline

Bibliography

Teachers
Carson, Clayborne, editor. Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Warner Books, New York, New York, 1998.

Students
Pastan, Amy and Primo Levi. DK Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. Dooling-Kiperling Publisher, London, UK. 2005.

Web Resources

Avoice: African-American Voices in Congress
www.avoiceonline.org

Videos

C-Span Oral Histories: Representative John Conyers (D-MI)
(9:23sec. to 14:31sec.)

During this oral history interview Rep. Conyers talks about his introduction of the first bill in 1968 for a King Holiday. He speaks about the challenges faced by the Congressional Black Caucus in achieving the goal to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy as a national holiday.

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