The collection of the King Library and Archives consists of the papers of Dr. Martin Luther King and those of the organization that he co-founded, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. It is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The Archives also hold the records of nine major civil rights organizations and the records of several individuals active in the civil rights movement. In addition, the Archives include more than 200 oral history interviews with Dr. King’s teachers, friends, family, and civil rights associates. These holdings today serve as the main link to understanding the events of the civil rights movement. The King Library and Archives has played a crucial role in assuring the survival and preservation of many of the documents and artifacts of the civil rights movement through several documentation efforts.





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