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Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Mary Ann Kelley
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and others look on as Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for using non-violent methods to call attention to civil rights injustices towards African-Americans. He was also a civil rights leader who was vital to the organization of the Montgomery bus boycott. He is famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech given in Washington, D.C., calling for an end to racism.

Born - January 15, 1921

Died - April 4, 1968

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Martin Luther King Jr.  (Y,M)
From Garden of Praise.com. Free Educational Materials. This biography, by Patsy Stevens, a retired teacher, was written in 2006.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Y)
From Kids.NationalGeographic.com. Contains a large number of photos relating to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.  (Y)
From Family Education.com. This activity works well for Martin Luther King Day (January) and Black History Month (February).To view this printable you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Grades K-3

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities   (Y,M)
From Apples4theteacher.com. Coloring pages, crafts for kids, and word searches.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes  (Y,M)
From BrainyQuote.com.

Martin Luther King Facts  (Y,M,O,T)
From Buzzle.com.

The Freedom Rides  (Y,M)
From Congress of Racial Equality.

Martin Luther King Jr.  (Y)
From EnchantedLearning.com. History, timelines and activities for students grades 2-3.

Albany Movement  (Y,M)
From the New Georgia Encyclopedia.org. A resource from the state of Georgia.

I Have A Dream Speech (TEXT)   (Y,M,O,T)
From The Huffington Post Archives. Full text to the "I Have A Dream" speech.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day  (Y,M)
Biography, timeline, quotes,and more from InfoPlease.com

Timeline: Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Y,M)
From InfoPlease.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Interactive Crossword Puzzle  (Y,M)
From InfoPlease.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids and Teachers  (Y)
From KiddyHouse.com

The Nobel Peace Prize 1964  (Y,M,O,T)
From NobelPrize.org

MLK, Jr. Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides  (Y,M)
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Racial and Social Justice: A Curriculum for Empowerment is a teacher's resource guide that provides activities for students in kindergarten through eighth grade

Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Y,M)
Biographies for kids under age 13 from Pintera.com

Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Y)
From SocialStudiesforKids.com.

The King Philosophy  (Y,M,O,T)
From The King Center, also known as The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Celebrate the Century: Search the Web for U.S. History of the 1960s  (Y,M,O,T)
Students can research the stories behind the stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. These stamps commemorate the people, places, events, and trends of the 1960s. Explore Web sites include: Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, introduction of the Ford Mustang, and Roger Maris's 61st home run. Also includes an Internet scavenger hunt.

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence  (O)

Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement  (Y,M,O,T)
This Web site, first created by The Seattle Times in 1996, contains the story of a remarkable man, images of a tumultuous time, and perspectives of politicians, academics, students and the many, ordinary citizens whose lives he touched.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute  (Y,M,O,T)

All About Martin Luther King Jr.  (M,O,T)
From Life.com

A to Z Teacher Stuff  (T)
A large selection of resources on Martin Luther King, Jr. including lesson plans and printables

Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Park  (Y,M,O,T)
The Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitors are allowed only with a park ranger led tour. The tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The website offers historical information about Martin Luther King, Jr for those who cannot visit in person.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute  (Y,M,O,T)
The website of the Civil Rights Museum includes a virtual tour of the museum as well as teacher resources.

The King Center  (Y,M,O,T)
The King Center was created in 1968 by Coretta Scott King. It is the official, living memorial dedicated to the nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace begun by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.  (M,O)
This EconEd page has lots of statistics and links to primary sources that will make a study of MLK, Jr. more interesting for your older students

MLK Jr. Study Guide  (M,O)
Designed as a companion to the Seattle Times MLK Jr. website. The guide includes questions for group discussions or a written essay.

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