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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014

image of King leaning on a lectern, Martin Luther King Press Conference, March 26 1964

January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday falling on the third Monday of January, near King’s birthday on January 15, 1929. The holiday was established in 1983 after a long struggle, and in 1994 Congress designated … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago Today: The March on Washington (1963)

cover, Leonard Freed, This is the Day

Fifty years ago today, a range of civil rights organizations and other groups organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, perhaps best known for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a recording of which was … Continue reading

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New Primary-Source Database: History Vault, Black Freedom I and II

photo, Bayard Rustin at news briefing on the Civil Rights March on Washington in the Statler Hotel, half-length portrait, seated at table

The Georgia State University Library now provides access to two modules of the ProQuest History Vault, a project involving the digitization of historical primary sources previously available on microfilm. These two modules focus on 20th-century African-American history and are a … Continue reading

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