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Anna Deavere Smith's performance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail takes place at 7:30 pm on October 21 in Memorial Church. This performance is part of the 2015-16 Live Context: Art + Ideas series on Arts and Social Change.

To help you learn more about the history of the Civil Rights Movement, the legacy of Dr. King’s vision for nonviolent direct action, and the continuing work for equality through nonviolent social change, we've compiled a preliminary list of policy solutions, organizations, and resources.



Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is dedicated to educating the world on the life, legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and empowering change-makers who are continuing his efforts today through research, education, and training in principles and strategies of nonviolence.

Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and intolerance through education and the law. The Center is known for monitoring of hate groups, tolerance education programs, legal action against discrimination, and its sponsorship of the Civil Rights Memorial.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, California & Stanford) works to protect and enhance the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities, through legal advocacy for education equality, fair housing, voter registration, and health and economic opportunity.

Training for Change is a national nonprofit providing workshops and resources for activist training for groups standing up for social, economic, and environmental justice through strategic nonviolence and community organizing.



The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University illuminates Dr. King’s life and the movements he inspired through the curation and publication of a comprehensive collection of his papers, a Liberation Curriculum of document-based lesson plans for schools on the history of the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence, and public programs and workshops.