Remembering Dr. King, reviewing what he stood for, and knowing that Peace is for all people, is a great way to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Take time to review these sites, talk with your children, consider reading “King Rules”, the newest book about Dr. King. Here are a few resources to help you with your unit study.
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King as a living memorial dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., the King Center can provide you with contacts for the King Holiday and a wide range of resources including King related news, historical information, and merchandise.
Dr. King’s fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. created the memorial, located on the Tidal Basin. It is a four-acre site adjacent to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial and on a direct line between the Lincoln and the Jefferson memorials. Dr. King will be the first African American and only the second non=president to be so honored in Area I of the National Mall. This resource is for the kids to learn about the Man and the Memorial.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site’s Online Visitor Information Center makes it possible to visit Dr. King’s boyhood home, spiritual home and his final home without ever stepping foot in Atlanta.
The King Papers Project is a major research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated.
The National Civil Rights Museum has a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form.
A Seattle Times site with a chronology of the civil rights movement and forum on the King legacy.