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  1. King, Martin Luther, Jr. Lesson Plans (Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute)
      Provides five lesson plans. 01-08

  1. King, Martin Luther, Jr. Day (Chamberlin - Capt'n Clint's Place)
      Provides two dozen links on Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) 12-99

  2. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day Resources (Awesome Library)
  3. Martin Luther King, Jr Links (LSU)
      Provides articles on MLK.

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Howard University)
      Provides almost two dozen links on Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) 12-99

  1. Martin Luther King Jr Speeches You've Never Heard (CNN News)
      "American civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is best known for his role in the African-American civil rights movement and nonviolent protests. His life's work has been honored with a national holiday, schools and public buildings named after him, as well as a memorial on Independence Mall in Washington. Take a look back at the civil rights leader's defining years." 01-14

  2. Martin Luther King Jr: "I Have a Dream" (International Business Times)
      Provides his speech in Washington DC in 1963. Includes the text and and video of King's speech. "The March on Washington is widely credited for aiding the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act." 08-13

  3. Speeches that Changed the World (
      Martin Luther King's speech on August 28, 1963 is considered one of the great speeches that changed the world. "Kingís powerful and memorable speech is often quoted today. He challenged the American people to live up to their democratic ideals. He insisted on non-violent conflict resolution. His words echo on as a passionate call for freedom." 12-14

  1. The Day MLK Died (
      "On April 4, 1968, LIFE photographer Henry Groskinsky and writer Mike Silva, on assignment in Alabama, learned that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. They raced to the scene and there, incredibly, had unfettered access to the hotel grounds, Dr. King's room, and the surrounding area. For reasons that have been lost in the intervening years, the photographs taken that night and the next day were never published. Until now." 03-08

  1. -01-31-06 Coretta Scott King's Legacy (Christian Science Monitor)
      Describes her legacy to civil rights. 01-06

  2. -02-04-06 Coretta King Lies in Honor in Georgia (Fox News)
      "Cheered by hundreds of people, the body of Coretta Scott King was carried through the streets by horse-drawn carriage Saturday to Georgia's state Capitol, where she became the first woman and first black person to lie in honor."

      "Sen. Ron Wyden , D-Ore., cut Negroponte off in mid-sentence as he described the internal NSA and administration checks on the domestic spying program."

      " 'That's not good enough,' Wyden snapped. 'You're asking us to trust you. Ronald Reason put it well, "Trust but verify." And the American people and Congress can't verify.' " 02-06

  3. -02-07-06 Thousands Honor Coretta Scott King (MSNBC News)
      "After the funeral, Kingís body will be placed in a crypt near her husbandís tomb at the King Center, which she built to promote his memory."

      "Between the tombs is the eternal flame that was placed there years ago in Martin Luther King Jr.ís honor. On the crypt, inscribed in black, is the Bible passage First Corinthians 13:13, which reads: 'And now abide Faith, Hope, Love, These Three; but the greatest of these is Love.' "

  1. America Reflects on King's Legacy (
      On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of a Memphis hotel, leaving the civil rights movement he led to forge its own path. A panel of analysts discuss King's complex legacy and how U.S. race relations have evolved since his death."

      Clayborne Carson: "He had achieved a great deal in the field of civil rights. And we kind of remember him as a major part of the civil rights struggle that culminated in 1965. But I think what we often forget is that, the day after the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, he went back to work. He continued his struggle."

      "And I think that other part of his struggle was the most important part for him, the struggle for international peace, the struggle for social justice, and on a global scale. These were major concerns of him throughout his life." 03-08

  2. Coretta Scott King (
      Provides a biography. "I grew up in the Deep South. It was totally segregated in terms of race, and everything was separate but unequal. I had wonderful parents who inspired me to be the best person that I could be, and my mother always told me that I was going to go to college, even if she didn't have but one dress to put on. So I grew up knowing that I was going to somehow find a way out of the situation I grew up in." 02-06

  3. King's Papers Collection (CNN News)
      "The collection features 7,000 papers written by King, including drafts of his 1963 'I Have a Dream' speech and his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance address. They also include a 1946 college examination on the Bible, his earliest surviving theological writing, and papers he was working on just before he was killed in 1968." 01-07

  4. King, Martin Luther (MLK) - I Have a Dream (Infomotions)
      Provides online text. 6-02

  5. King, Martin Luther, Jr (King Estate)
      Provides a biography, chronology, and articles on MLK.

  6. King, Martin Luther, Jr. (
      "The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., often called Martin Luther King Day, is a United States holiday marking the birthdate of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15. It is the only United States federal holiday commemorating an African American and one of only four to commemorate an individual person" 01-07

  7. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (
      Find out more about Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK)

  1. King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Newsweek)
      Provides ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. 01-08


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