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Liberation Curriculum

King escorts children to their newly integrated school, 20 September 1965

King and Andy Young escort children to their newly integrated school in Grenada, Mississippi, 20 September 1965

© Corbis/Bettmann

The King Institute’s Liberation Curriculum provides document-based lesson plans, online educational resources and professional development with emphasis on the modern African American Freedom Struggle. Our resources aim to transform the way young people learn about history by focusing not only King's visionary ideas, but also the work of ordinary people who made extraordinary contributions to liberation movements. 

Lesson Plans

Our lesson plans integrate primary and secondary sources encouraging youth to think deeply about the African American Freedom Struggle and current movements for justice. 

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Classroom Resources

Our classroom resources draw upon the research and writings of the King Paper's Project and King Institute staff and are intended for teachers and students from grades K through college.

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