The Limits of Master Narratives in History Textbooks: An Analysis of Representations of Martin Luther King Jr.
Article. By Derrick Alridge. 2006. 25 pages. Critique of textbook representation of Martin Luther King Jr. as messiah, embodiment of the Civil Rights Movement, and a moderate.Continue reading
Book - Non-fiction. By Gary Younge. 2013. Chronicle behind "The Speech" and other events surrounding the March on Washington.Continue reading
Book - Non-fiction. By William P. Jones. 2013. A vital text on the hidden history and significance of the March on Washington.Continue reading
Teaching Activity. By Craig Gordon, Urban Dreams, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project. 2003, updated in 2017. Lesson to introduce students to the speeches and work of Dr. King beyond "I have a dream."Continue reading
Book - Non-fiction. By Russell Freedman. 2006. 114 pages. Written for middle school, the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which Rosa Parks played a role but was not the sole hero.Continue reading
Book - Non-fiction. By Vincent Harding. 2010 (2nd edition). A call to educators, clergy, and community activists to remember and keep alive the story of the Black-led freedom movement.Continue reading
Film. Produced by Henry Hampton. Blackside. 1987. 360 min. Comprehensive documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement.Continue reading