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  • Film

    Roads to Memphis

    On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. This is the fateful narrative of the killer and his prey, set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society.

  • Film

    Eyes on the Prize

    Eyes on the Prize is an award-winning 14-hour television that covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985., including the Montgomery bus boycott in 1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

  • Film

    Soundtrack for a Revolution

    The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.

  • Film

    Citizen King

    In August 1963, a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism.

  • Citizen King | Map

    Civil Rights Hot Spots

    Explore civil rights hot spots on this map, and track the movement through its most tumultuous years.

  • Film

    Billy Graham

    Explore the life of one of the best-known and most influential religious leaders of the 20th century. An international celebrity by age 30, he built a media empire, preached to millions worldwide, and had the ear of tycoons, presidents and royalty.

  • Billy Graham | Article

    A Tale of Two Preachers

    The fraught relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billy Graham.

  • Citizen King | Article

    Teacher's Guide: Suggestions for Active Learning

    You can use part or all of the film, or delve into the rich resources available on this website to learn more, either in a classroom or on your own.

  • The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., 1968 poster image
    LBJ | Primary Source

    The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., 1968

    LBJ expresses America's shock and sadness over the loss of Dr. King.

  • Freedom Riders | Article

    Meet the Players: Movement Leaders

    Meet the movement leaders featured in Freedom Riders.

  • Malcolm X: Make it Plain | Article

    Malcolm and the Civil Rights Movement

    Initially scornful of King and his strategies, Malcolm later began to recognize the worth of — and even began tentative participation in — the movement.

  • Film

    God in America

    Inside the tumultuous 400-year history of the intersection of religion and public life in America — from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and FRONTLINE. This six-hour series examines how religious dissidents helped shape the American concept of religious liberty and the controversial evolution of that ideal in the nation's courts and political arena.

  • Film

    Freedom Riders

    The powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.

  • Eyes on the Prize | Article

    Milestones Of The Civil Rights Movement

    Take a closer look at milestones that occured during the civil rights movement.

  • Citizen King | Clip

    Dr. King Launches the Poor People's Campaign

    Martin Luther King, Jr. launched the Poor People's Campaign in 1968 to fight poverty.

  • God in America | Article

    People and Ideas: The Civil Rights Movement

    How religious ideas and individuals' spiritual experiences belonging to the 20th century Civil Rights movement have impacted American social, political and cultural life.

  • Soundtrack for a Revolution | Article

    Background

    This film tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music; freedom songs that propelled the movement evolved from slave chants, the labor movement, and the black church.

  • Eyes on the Prize | Article

    People Of The Civil Rights Movement: Part 2

    Learn about key figures during the civil rights movement.

  • Eyes on the Prize | Article

    Responses Coming from the Civil Rights Movement

    Learn about some of the important events that took place during the civil rights movement.

  • Film

    RFK

    When an assassin took his brother's life, Robert Kennedy was bereft of someone he loved, and of a role that had given his life meaning. As he began to move beyond the shadow of his brother, he, too, was assassinated.