Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and prepare for Black History Month in February with a plethora of vocabulary learning resources found on Vocabulary.com.

Vocabulary from Current Events: Race has been at the forefront of the national conversation this year, sparked by protests around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, which led linguists at the American Dialect Society to choose the hashtag #blacklivesmatter as 2014's Word of the Year.

Meanwhile, when "Twelve Years a Slave" took home an Oscar for Best Picture, we posted a vocabulary list from the memoir that inspired the movie. We also now offer "We're not asking, we're demanding: Vocabulary from "Selma," the movie."

Vocabulary from the Harlem Renaissance: Check out new vocabulary lists designed to unlock Harlem Renaissance primary sources materials:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources: Learning more about Martin Luther King, Jr. through the biopic "Selma"? Check out other MLK resources on Vocabulary.com, including:

Lists from Literature by African American Writers: Our collection of featured vocabulary lists supports reading of many works of African American writers, including Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, W.E.B Du BoisRalph EllisonLorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni MorrisonPhyllis WheatleyRichard Wright, and Malcolm X. Or find some of the most memorable words from these and other important African American figures in Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations.