The annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy offers an essential reflection point—for the progress that's been made and the dreams yet to be realized. In collaboration with illustrator Dani Pendergast, whose timeless piece evokes the civil rights movement, we've assembled collections that dive into the key moments and figures that altered U.S. history—from the Black Panthers and Malcolm X to iconic women who galvanized the masses. "Considering how difficult the past year has been, I was inspired to illustrate the act of coming together for positive change," Pendergast shares with us.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

These films and docs capture the reverend’s defining moments.

Malcolm X & the Black Panthers

Civil Rights Leaders & Warriors

Civil Rights Struggles in Film

More Stories From the Struggle

The Modern Torchbearers

Meet the figures on the front lines of today’s fight for justice.

A March Through Black American History

Get educated about key moments, from Jamestown in 1619 to present day.