Links for Learning about Martin Luther King, Jr.

The King Center for Non-Violent Change – dedicated to promoting the legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through research and education in his principles, philosophy and methods of nonviolence.

Nobel Peace Prize 1964 – MLK page on the Nobel eMuseum site.

MLK Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech – full text of Dr. King‘s December 10, 1964 address in Oslo, Norway.

The King Center at Stanford University – a major research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated.

MLK, Jr. National Home Site – run by the National Park Service, web site has visitor information.

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence – Lesson introduces students to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence and the teachings of Mohandas K. Gandhi that influenced King’s views. After considering the political impact of this philosophy, students explore its relevance to personal life. (National Endowment for the Humanities)

The National Civil Rights Museum – comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form. As an educational institution the museum exists to provide understanding of the civil rights movement and its impact on human rights movements worldwide. The museum offers unique educational experiences through its collections, research, and public learning programs.

A Season for Nonviolence – purpose is to create an awareness of nonviolent principles and practice as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and communities.

Freedom Summer – Mississippi 1964 – American Experience Documentary from PBS. For years, local civil rights workers had tried unsuccessfully to increase voter registration amongst African Americans. In 1964, a new plan was hatched by Bob Moses, a local secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. For ten weeks, white students from the North would join activists on the ground for a massive effort that would do what had been impossible so far: force the media and the country to take notice of the shocking violence and massive injustice taking place in Mississippi.

Dr. Martin Luther King Scavenger Hunt – questions about Dr. King with links to online resources. Great combination for learning about MLK and developing computer/internet skills. Also teacher section with Power Point presentation and space for students to post their drawings and writings inspired from lessons.

The March on Washington represented a coalition of several civil rights organizations, all of which generally had different approaches and different agendas. The “Big Six” organizers were James Farmer, of the Congress of Racial Equality History (CORE); Martin Luther King, Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference History (SCLC); John Lewis, of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); A. Philip Randolph, of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; Roy Wilkins, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and Whitney Young, Jr., of the National Urban League.

Martin Luther King, Jr. available
as poster, notecard & bookmark.

mlk-shopping-cartMartin Luther King, Jr.
b. 1-16-1929; Atlanta, GA
d. 4-4-1968; Memphis, TN
Artist: Frank V. Szasz



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