I was thirteen in 1968 when both Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. In those years, we got our news from the TV, the daily local newspaper, our parents, and in extreme cases (such as these) from our school teachers. Over the years, I’ve learned more about King, and I find his message, courage, and wisdom to be as inspirational and relevant today as it was then. Happy birthday, Dr. King.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and civil rights leader. In November 1983, President Reagan signed legislation creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, making it the third national holiday born in the twentieth century. The first was Veterans Day, created as a “prayer for peace” in 1926. Memorial Day came second in 1948. In 1956, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Honor King’s memory with this online expedition into his life and achievements.
History: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King “was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.” Visit for articles, video, speeches and pictures about Dr. King’s life and causes.
Kiddle: Martin Luther King Jr. Facts for Kids
“Led by Dr. King and others, many African Americans used nonviolent, peaceful strategies to fight for their civil rights. These strategies included sit-ins, boycotts, and protest marches. Often, they were attacked by white police officers or people who did not want African Americans to have more rights. However, no matter how badly they were attacked, Dr. King and his followers never fought back.” Learn more with Kiddle’s MLK biography, which includes a photo gallery, a list of quick facts, and links to related pages on his assassination, voting rights, racial segregation, and Mahatma Gandhi (a pioneer of non-violent political action).
The King Center
“Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ’60s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States.” The King Center, created in 1968 by King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, is dedicated to the advancement of King’s nonviolent ideals. Best clicks can be found listed under About (About Dr. King, About Mrs. King), Learn (Nonviolence Education, Nonviolence Glossary) and Dreams (View Dreams, Add a Dream).
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“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~~ (January 15, 1929–April 4, 1968) African-American civil rights leader. Click here for more quotes.
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