The day set aside to nationally honor Atlantan Martin Luther King Jr. is Monday, January sixteenth this year! Fulton County Library System has a wealth of online resources to help celebrate this local Nobel Prize Winner. Some of our many options for downloadable content for the holiday include:
- Materials for lesson plans, reports, and essays on our Infobase platforms, including the African American History portal. This handy list of Always Available Children's Martin Luther King Day Downloads highlights some of the best materials for classrooms ready for use with no wait.
- For advanced researchers looking for more, the Oxford African American Studies Center is now available at all library locations and your home! Don't forget that the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) is part of the same system as the regular lending libraries, and open to visit whenever you're downtown. Be sure to check the AARL home page before your trip to make sure it's open to the public when you plan to visit. Sign up for the AARL newsletter to find out about their special events and visiting scholars and authors all year round.
- Access Video, and Access Video on Demand (AVOD) for Kids, and Kanopy all offer amazing recent documentaries as well as historical content! Note that Access Video and AVOD for Kids fully integrate with Google classroom, often have lesson plans for download, and contain loads of historical footage from right here in Georgia. Kanopy offers more popular content, but each of these video platforms include clipping and citation tools for those wishing to incorporate quotes into essays, lesson plans, or presentations.