Grade 8
A Closer Look
  The March on Washington
(Use with p. 603.)

Learn more about the March on Washington and the Civil Rights movement with these Internet sites.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University
This site contains a biography of Dr. King by Clayborne Carson, a chronology of events in King's life, photographs of King, and speeches and other primary sources written by King. You can also find articles and essays written by scholars about King and the Civil Rights movement.

The African-American Mosaic
This powerful resource from the Library of Congress leads visitors through four significant themes in early black American history: the colonization movement, the beginnings of abolition, the Great Migration, and African-American contributions to the Works Progress Administration. The exhibit includes some photos but is primarily text-based.

National Civil Rights Museum
This site is the official homepage of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The site offers a chronological virtual tour of the Civil Rights movement, beginning with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas and ending with the civil rights struggles of today. You can also find links to other sites of interest, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Human Rights Home Page.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Part of the Seattle Times web site, this is a terrific presentation of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The site includes a detailed timeline of King's life, a study guide, a moderated discussion, a quiz, and separate pages on the Civil Rights movement and the creation of the holiday honoring this great man.


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