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Martin Luther King Monument surrounded by cherry blossoms in Was

MLK Day: 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Understand the Significance

January 15th, 2015

This year, January 19 is the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. King, a leader of the civil rights movement, is well known for his efforts to bring about racial equality in the nation using nonviolent means. The same year that King won the Nobel Peace Prize […]

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 6 Ways to Commemorate

June 30th, 2014

This feature is written by guest author Lee Ann Potter, director of educational outreach, at the Library of Congress. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is considered the most significant piece of civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, […]