Saturday, December 29, 2007

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on January 21, 2008 can become a day of service for you, your library, or your local community. To find out more about it, please go to the U.S. Government's Web site about it at: There are plenty of resources, descriptions of projects, and links for opportunities to volunteer in local areas.

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Stephanie Sooryun said...

Links to Library of Congress Online Exhibits, Etc. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights (Dr. King)
From Slavery to Civil Rights
“With an Even Hand” Brown v Board at Fifty
Voices of Civil Rights
African-American Odyssey
Born in Slavery
The African-American Mosaic

Audio Links
Link to analysis worksheet
Link to Dr. King’s “I have a dream speech” Sample 1
Link to Dr. King’s “I have a dream speech” Sample 2

People gathered at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963
Civil rights march on Washington, D.C.
Civil rights march on Wash[ington], D.C.

Civil rights march on Wash[ington], D.C.
Civil rights march on Wash[ington], D.C.
Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march
Congress of Racial Equality conducts march in memory of Negro youngsters killed in Birmingham bombings, All Souls Church, 16th Street
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King addresses gathering of followers after their aborted march yesterday in Selma, Ala
Martin Luther King, Jr. pictured in crowd at the end of the Selma-Montgomery Rights March, Montgomery, Alabama
Martin Luther King Jr. photo

Other Primary Documents of Interest, e.g. speeches, time lines, etc.
Copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"
Letter, Martin Luther King, Jr., to A. Philip Randolph concerning King's Nobel Peace Prize
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA
Martin Luther King Jr.
Voting for Change
Bus Boycott in Alabama
Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. Was Born
The First March From Selma
King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail