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Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Links The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project This project is, “A major research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated.”  The Publications Section includes original recordings of Martin Luther King, Jr., autobiographies, books inspired by Dr. King, original sermons and a collection of important documents.  You’ll find a section devoted to his biography, as well as, a chronology highlighting major events associated with him.  There is a new Interactive chronology (Flash plug-in required).   There is a multimedia page with audio exerts, various articles and the, “I have a dream” speech in multiple languages.Source:     Stanford University  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Since 1994, thousands of Americans will remember Dr. King by serving in their communities — by making the holiday “a day ON, not a day off.“ This organization has assembled wonderful tools to assist you in making your service project successful and beneficial to your area.Source:     The Corporation for National and Community Service and the King Center  Martin Luther King, Jr. & Black History Month This collection is a select group of reference materials.  Under the main heading of Martin Luther King, Jr. & Black History Month you’ll find a biographical sketch, timeline of events, and links to sites devoted to him.  Also available are news sources with pertinent articles, the complete “I Have a Dream” speech, African American history sources and African American biography resources.  There’s selected literature, letters, presentations and seminars as well.Source:     University of Louisiana State Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana  The Pledge of Nonviolence ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. January 15th, 1929 – April 3rd, 1968   ClipArt available from Clipart.com Each year on the third Monday in January, we observe the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia, King was raised by his parents to treat others with respect, no matter their color.  As he grew older he began to realize whites and blacks were treated differently in, and by, society.  His ultimate goal was to change that fact. Educated Leader      King attended the Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and studied important historical figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau.  At college he met Coretta Scott, who he would later marry.  In 1954, at age 25, King received his PhD and was thereafter known as Dr. King.  After receiving his PhD, he became a pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.  In 1957 he became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  In 1959 he went to India with his wife and studied, in great detail, Satyagraha.  This was Gandhi’s principle of non-violent persuasion, which Dr. King incorporated into his teachings.  He then wrote his first book called, “Stride Toward Freedom” which was highly successful. Voice of Freedom On the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, August 28th, 1963, Dr. King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech.  It was in front of the Lincoln Memorial and over 200,000 people were present.  This famous speech engrained itself into the hearts and minds of the American people.  At age 35, in 1964, he became the youngest man, 2nd American and...

Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Page

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