Many of us got today off from work or school in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, President Bush honored the holiday by sending letters to victims of Hurricane Katrina. He encouraged others to remember that "One of the things that Mrs. King wanted was for MLK Day to be a day of service" (statement at Cardozo High School in Washington, DC).
The White House has also put up a page on African American History on their web site. This page focuses on post-1965 history.
Want to learn more about Martin Luther King? Check out the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institution online.
Interested in more information on African American History? Check out the library's subject guide.