Black History Month, Civil Rights & Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. / Civil Rights / Black History Month

King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968), an African American Baptist minister, was the main leader of the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1950's and 1960's. He had a magnificent speaking ability, which enabled him to effectively express the demands of African Americans for social justice. King's eloquent pleas won the support of millions of people—blacks and whites—and made him internationally famous. He won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for leading nonviolent civil rights demonstrations.
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Black History Month is celebrated during the month of February. It celebrates the achievements of African Americans.

Dewey Decimal Call Numbers

  • 92 - biography section under last name of person
  • 305.897 - history of African Americans in the US
  • 323 - Civil Rights
  • 326 - Slavery in the US

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Keywords for searching the Catalog/OPAC

  • search for people by LAST NAME as a subject
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans - Civil Rights

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Last updated: 6/20/11

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