Celebrate Poe and MLK with Shmoop

At Shmoop HQ, we get a little giddy over literature and history. Imagine our excitement when it hit us that this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (commemorating MLK’s 80th birthday) is also Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday. Synchronicity. To mark this doubly-historic date, we lovingly put together these resources about two of our favorites – the spooky story-teller and the inspiring civil rights leader.

Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th Birthday

  • “Best in Poe” Awards – we handpicked the best Poe resources from across the Internet
  • Poe’s influences, and who he influenced
  • Photos and Poe biography
  • Shmoop’s ocean deep analysis of 5 of Poe’s stories and poems

Martin Luther King Jr.’s 80th Birthday

  • Best of the Web for MLK – we handpicked the best MLK resources from across the Internet
  • Video of the “I Have a Dream” speech
  • MLK biography
  • Shmoop’s fresh coverage of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

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