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Martin Luther King Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr at at a podium with microphones in front

A selected electronic bibliography

Compiled by the Wirtz Labor Library Staff
U.S. Department of Labor

Family Education Network -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
This site from the Family Education Network looks at the essence of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and how his work, words, and wisdom mean many things to many people. The site has activities, quizzes, and other resources geared towards school-aged children.

The King Center
This web page is committed to the "legal, spiritual, and moral responsibility to maintain the integrity of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by serving as the national and international clearinghouse for officially sanctioned King programs and products." Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month
This site contains outstanding content and links discussing various aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, including a timeline of events and the text of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Day of Service
Since 1994, Americans across the country have been celebrating the national holiday honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 20 by serving in their communities and by making the holiday "a day on, not a day off." During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together as equals to address important community issues. Service, he realized, was the great equalizer. As he once said, "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." This site provides project tips and resources for community service.

Martin Luther King, Jr. -- National Historic Site
Check out the National Park Service's web page for a look at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, which details Dr. King's birth in this Atlanta neighborhood and other celebrations of his life in recent years.

Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Prize is the first international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Stanford University’s web page gathers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most frequently requested speeches and writings such as the Letter from the Birmingham Jail. The site’s search engine allows the user to locate familiar phrases, even if the source is unknown.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
Time-Life Publications has profiled those individuals who have most influenced the past 100 years. This tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. offers photos and articles from past Time-Life publications.

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