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Holiday: Martin Luther King Day

Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his leadership in the 1960s American civil rights movement. Take a virtual tour of his birth home. There are photographic essays on the marches and protests, interactive timelines about King’s life, and audio and text files of his speeches. Includes links to an eThemes Resource on the civil rights movement.


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This is one of the most complete sources about Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Web. It includes several timelines, articles, a photo gallery, and a quiz. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook.
Go to "Exhibit Gallery" and explore both sections to learn more about the people who fought for civil rights. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook.
This extensive site has documents written by King and audio of his speeches. There is also an interactive chronology with a timeline. Click on the "King Resources" tab to access these and other resources. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook.
This photography essay shows many disturbing scenes that took place during the American civil rights movement. Includes photographs of the KKK, riots, and more.
Take a virtual tour of the neighborhood that King grew up in. There are some iPix photographs that let you take an interactive tour.
This page has an illustration and a short biography of the man.
Students can use this page to compare his childhood to theirs.
This page has a short timeline and a quiz.
This site has many articles about civil rights and Martin Luther King, Jr. that were written for students.
Read King's acceptance speech for the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.
Browse through this timeline of King's life that features artwork by elementary students.
This student-created site includes word searches and a quiz.
This page lists statements that students have to identify as either being fact or opinion.
This site has timelines, speeches, and quizzes about Martin Luther king. NOTE: The site includes ads.
LIsten to Dr. Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream Speech". The site also has a transcript of the speech. NOTE: Site requires RealPlayer
These sites are about the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. from 1954-1971. Includes several timelines with the major events of the era explained. Take an online tour of several historical spots. Topics include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Greensboro Sit-Ins, Little Rock Central High School, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, and Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. Read about civil rights leader Malcolm X and a first-hand account of the Freedom Rides of 1961.



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