For more on the life and work of Dr. King, go to The King Center.
King papers part of civil rights' past, future
Andrew Young on King's final moments
Facing violence, King never abandoned non-violence
Sneaking paper to MLK in jail
CNN All Access: Soledad O'Brien
Gallery: The documents: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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In 1986, the United States first observed King's birthday as a national holiday. Today, officials urge the public to remember King by participating in service projects in their communities. Gallery: King's life and legacy
Timeline: Civil rights in modern times
Gallery: Remembering MLK around the nation