Here's a link to the documentary, a link to Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, some info about Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth (and here and here), and more about King's nonviolence (here also). Also, read about Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
Here's a link to King's final speech in Memphis, as well as to his Vietnam War speech.
We will devote part of tomorrow's class to the role of W.E.B. Du Bois in the CRM.
Click here for a short biographical sketch of Du Bois, a photo-text exhibit on Du Bois's life, and a brief movie clip that addresses Du Bois in the early 20th century. Here's another look at Du Bois's life.
The University of Massachusetts-Amherts contains the largest collection of Du Bois's papers, and hosts an on-line repository with tons of pictures and a large number of documents. In fact, the Afro-American studies department at UMass-Amherst takes it name from Du Bois. Here's another collection of things Du Bois (click on the animated map--a cool feature of the site), and a short summary of his early life in Great Barrington.
Regarding primary sources, here's the W.E.B. Du Bois Virtual University, Professor Robert Williams's fabulous repository of Du Bois resources, the resources page at the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass-Amherst, Dr. Steven Hale's Du Bois on-line selections, resources from the Documenting the American South project, the Perspectives in American Literature (PAL) page, the reading room at Harvard's Du Bois Institute, documents from the FBI files of Du Bois (though redacted), Du Bois's New York Times featured author page (subscription required), the e-project at the University of Virginia Library (scroll down for Du Bois), and in other various places Paul Harvey points out.
Here are important reflections on religion, race, and Du Bois's creative writing.
In an interesting historical moment, Du Bois died the day before MLK's famous 1963 "I Have a Dream Speech."
This provides the occasion for an interesting question for you to ponder: from what you've learned about the life of Du Bois (primarily from the biographical links above), and what you know about the CRM and its history in general, in your opinion what role did Du Bois play in the CRM and in what ways did his life and influence provide a foundation for the CRM? Why or why not?
Post your answer in the comments section. We'll continue the discussion in class tomorrow.