MLK50 Resources 

A Baltimore-Washington Conference MLK50 Lenten Journey 
This journey features writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Jericho Road is an especially fitting resource this year as we celebrate the life of Dr. King in the fiftieth year since his assassination. Themes from King’s work over the last six years of his life provide a deep pathway for study, prayer, and action. Individuals, small groups, and congregations are invited to travel The Jericho Road and reflect on what it means to work for King’s Beloved Community today.

The Jericho Road Lenten Journey

From The National Civil Rights Museum: MLK50 Social Justice Lenten Lectionary

MLK and Memphis

The National Civil Rights Museum  The official site of the Museum providing ongoing information for MLK50 commemoration.

MLK50 Justice Through Journalism  A yearlong nonprofit reporting project about economic justice. Supported by the Center for Community change. This project is in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 commemoration.

Crossroads to Freedom   Sharing Memphis history through an archive of documents, newspapers, images, and oral histories.

Dig Memphis     This site contains a Civil Rights Collection of the Digital Archives at the Memphis Public Library.

Strides for Equality  A Resource Guide for the Civil Rights Struggle in Memphis developed by Destiny Smith and Allyson Topps, 2013.

At The River I Stand  A book (J.T. Beifuss) and Documentary (Applby, Graham, Ross) chronicling the journey of MLK and the 1968 Sanitation Strike.

Going Down Jericho Road   The history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.’s last crusade by Michael K. Honey.

Striking Voices (2018)   The Root partnered with Striking Voices, a Memphis based multimedia journalism project created by journalist and author Emily Yellin, to produce 1,300 men: Memphis Strike ’68, an 11 part video series that brings the sanitation strikers’ stories to the forefront.

On Lynching


Lynching Sites Project- Memphis The Lynching Sites Project of Memphis partners with a growing network of organizations and congregations of faith in order to acknowledgeour shared history of racial violence and our ongoing resolve for racial justice and healing.

Ida B. Wells Documentary

“In Memphis, Wells embarked on the most important mission of her young career. In 1892 three African American businessmen, Thomas Moss, Clint McDowell, and Will Stewart were lynched in Memphis by a mob led by a white business competitor.”


National- Equal Justice Initiative

Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice