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December, 2008


King's Last March
This documentary closely examines the last year of Martin Luther Kings life and some of the projects he was involved with.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12


http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/king/

CONTENT
This documentary produced by Kate Ellis and Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks (in cooperation with the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University) closely examines the last year of Martin Luther Kings life and some of the projects he was involved with.
SITE DESIGN
The site is well organized, and the content is divided into five sections that are listed on the main page. Subsequent pages have embedded links to audio and other resources.
 

REVIEW
Kings Last March is a documentary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s last year of life. The documentary is divided into five sections, which include Beyond Vietnam, New Front in the Fight for Freedom, Kings Last March, The FBIs War on King, and From the Pulpit to the Heart. Each section offers background information and puts the events in historical perspective. Included are audio links to clips of many of Dr. Kings speeches. Visitors to the site can download the entire radio documentary, listen online, or read the transcript. This site will be a nice addition to the curriculum for those who are teaching about civil rights and/or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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