Martin Luther King Resources

This page provides links to Civil Rights Movement Archive web resources that have significant content related to Dr. King and his role in the Freedom Struggle.

Contents:
Photos
CRMA History Articles About King-Related Events
Speeches, Articles, and Statements by Dr. King
Interviews With and Narratives About Dr. King
Film, Video and Audio Related to Dr. King
Other Material Related to Dr. King

Photos

Photo Album pages that include images of Dr. King.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

The Sit-Ins — Off Campus and Into Movement

Birmingham: The Children's Crusade

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

March on Washington

We're Going to March in St. Augustine

Selma, Lord, Selma

March to Montgomery

Meredith Mississippi March, 1966

Grenada Freedom Movement, 1966

Freedom Movement Art

Freedom Movement Postage Stamps

 

CRMA History Articles About King-Related Events

Civl Rights Movement Archive history articles that describe Freedom Movement events in which Dr. King played a major role.

Montgomery Bus Boycott (Dec 1955-Dec 1956)

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Founded (1957)

Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, Washington, DC (1957)

SCLC Crusade for Citizenship, (1957-1960)

Alabama Attacks Black Leaders (1960-1964)

Atlanta Sit-ins (1960)

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Founded (1960)

Dr. King, JFK, and the 1960 Election (1960)

Freedom Rides (1961)

Albany GA, Movement (Oct 1961-Aug 1962)

The Campaign for a Second Emancipation Proclamation (1962)

Birmingham — the Children's Crusade (1963)

March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom (1963)

Birmingham Church Bombing (1963)

FBI's COINTELPRO Targets the Movement (1963)

St. Augustine FL, Movement — 1964

Hoover Attempts to Destroy Dr. King (1964)

Dr. King Awarded Nobel Prize (1964)

Selma Voting Rights Campaign (1965)

The March to Montgomery (1965)

Meredith Mississippi March and Black Power (1966)

Chicago Freedom Movement & the War Against Slums (1966)

Grenada MS Freedom Movement (1966)

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, Dr. King and the Vietnam War (1967)

Supreme Court Jails King in "Birmingham Letter" Case (1967)

 

Speeches, Articles, and Statements by Dr. King

For additional articles & speechs by Dr. King see King Resources Overview at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.

Address to Montgomery Bus Boycott Mass Meeting, Holt Street Baptist Church, December 12, 1955.

Statement to the South and the Nation, about segregation and freedom, Dr. King, Rev. Shuttlesworth, Rev. C.K. Steel and others from SCLC predecessor. January 11, 1957

Birth of a New Nation Montgomery, AL. April 1957 (MLK Research & Education Institute)

Give Us the Ballot, Washington DC. May 1957.

Who Speaks for the South?, Liberation magazine. March 1958.

The Burning Truth in the South. SCLC reprint of Progressive article.

Draft Second Emancipation Proclamation, Martin Luther King & Clarence Jones. May 1962.

Letter From a Birmingham Jail, April 1963

I Have a Dream, Washington DC. August 1963

Address to Christian Action in London re the Civil Rights Movement in American and the Anti-Apartheid Stuggle in South Africa. United Kingdom. December 1964.

Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, Norway. December 1964

Statement by Martin Luther King in support of MFDP Congressional Challenge, 12/17/64.

The Nobel Prize, statement by Dr. King extending his prize acceptance speech. As published in Liberation magazine. January 1965.

How Long? Not Long — Our God is Marching On! Address to voting rights marchers, Montgomery AL. March 1965.

Dr. King's 1st Statement on Vietnam, August '65.

Statement by Dr Martin Luther King support of MFDP Congressional Challenge, Martin Luther King Jr. MFDP. September 9, 1965.

The Last Steep Ascent, Martin Luther King. The Nation March 1966

Address to Chicago Freedom Festival, March 1966.

My Dream, Chicago Defender, April 1966.

Power for the Powerless, Jackson MS. August 1966

Statement on Poverty, Black Power, and Political Power, October 14, 1966.

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. Riverside Church, NYC, April 1967.
Address to Anti-War Marchers, NYC, April 1967

The Other America, Stanford Univ. April 1967

Where do we go from here? Atlanta GA, August 1967

Excerpts From "The Crises in America's Cities". Re: the causes of urban "riots." August 1967.

The Drum Major Instinct, sermon Delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Atlanta GA. February 1968.

Honoring Dr. Du Bois. Du Bois Centennial Address at Carnegie Hall. New York City. February, 1968.

I Have Been to the Mountain Top". Dr. King's last speech, Memphis, TN. April 1968. (MLK Research & Education Institute)

 

Interviews With and Narratives About Dr. King

Interviews, narratives & stories regarding Dr. King.

Dr. King Interviewed by Robert Penn Warren, 1964.

Dr. King Interview, Playboy, 1965

My story of the KKK, Martin Luther King, and Populist Politics, Harry Boyte

 

Film, Video and Audio Related to Dr. King

Films & documentaries, videos, and audio recordings featuring or about Dr. King.

[Not all are available for online streaming. Some are accessed through Kanopy which requires library-card or college-ID log-in. Some are accessed through commercial straming platforms such as Prime.]

At the River I Stand Documentary on the Memphis Garbage Strike 1968, and assasination of Dr. King. Free Live Stream

Citizen King. The last 5 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. Produced by PBS for the "The American Experience."

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 2008. Documentary film biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and his creation and leadership of the nonviolent campaign for civil rights and social and economic justice in the Civil Rights Movement. Free Live Stream Kanopy (Library Login Required)

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 2008. Documentary film biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and his creation and leadership of the nonviolent campaign for civil rights and social and economic justice in the Civil Rights Movement. Free Live Stream Kanopy (Library Login Required)

Martin Luther King interview, NBC News, 1967. Never broadcast, not made available until 2018. (27 minutes.)

Martin Luther King Interview, by Merv Griffin Show. Eleven minute mass-media interview. 1967.

Our Friend, Martin. DIC Entertainment. Animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. (YouTube)

Traveling With Dr. King, by Sunnylands & Gandhi-King Institute for Nonviolence. 2019. Video remembrance by people who knew and worked closely with Dr. King.

The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306, National Civil Rights Museum. Documentary about the death of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1968.

Dorothy Cotton, 133-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about Dr. King, SCLC, Citizenship Schools, & the movement, 2011.

Clarence B. Jones, 163-min interview by David Cline about Dr. King & SCLC. 2013.

Wyatt T. Walker, 73-minute interview by David Cline about SCLC, Dr. King & the movement. 2014.

 

Other Material Related to Dr. King

Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Joseph Ruggerio

In Memory of Dr. King — A Winter Soldier, Bruce Hartford


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