In honor of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 2018, we would like to spotlight the collection of The King Center’s Library and Archives in Atlanta.
“The King Library and Archives is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the world. The collection consists of the papers of Dr. King and those of the organization he co-founded, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, as well as the records of 8 major civil rights organizations and of several individuals active in the Movement. The archives also include more than 200 oral history interviews with Dr. King’s teachers, friends, family and civil rights associates.”
The King Center is a valuable institution for learning about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Browse the holdings of the King Center Archive here.