Martin Luther King Day
Each year America honors Dr. King with a holiday in his honor on the third Monday in January. This year, Martin Luther King Day falls on January 16th.
- Martin Luther King Day — A brief biography and timeline of Dr. King’s life; selected speeches and quotes; as well as information about the Civil Rights Movement and Affirmative Action, from InfoPlease.com
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday Information — This Martin Luther King Day site has audio, pictures and information on Dr. King and the holiday that celebrates his birth
- Martin Luther King, Jr. — This website from the Nobel Museum includes the full text of Dr. King’s 1964 acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize and more
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute — Stanford University maintains a large and authoritative collection of works by and about Dr. King
- The King Center, since 1968 — “The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is dedicated to carrying forward the legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through research, education and training in the principles, philosophy and methods of nonviolence.”
- Boston Mourns Martin Luther King, April 4, 1968 — This feature from the Mass Moments website recounts the reaction in Boston to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement — The Seattle Times has developed this site about Martin Luther King and the holiday
- Martin Luther King: the Story Behind his “I have a dream” Speech — The origins of one of King’s most famous speeches, from the Guardian newspaper
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial — Full coverage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial dedication ceremony from the Washington Post.
- Martin Luther King Jr. — A selection of books by and about the great civil rights leader.
Lesson Plans and Activities for Children
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House — Visit Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts as part of this free special event!
- Ways to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Boston Kids — Events in and around Boston to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy from the Mommy Poppins site
- Martin Luther King Day — Lesson plans, a quiz and other ideas for the classroom from the Education World website
- Martin Luther King Jr. — Ideas and activities from the Enchanted Learning website
- Martin Luther King Day — Activities, printables, quizzes and more for kids from the Family Education site
- Children’s Books about Martin Luther King — A selection of children’s books about Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of his birthday.