Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement, which worked for equal rights for all. He was famous for using nonviolent resistance to overcome injustice, and he never got tired of trying to end segregation laws (laws that prevented blacks from entering certain places, such as restaurants, hotels, and public schools). In 1964, King was the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated at the age of just 39 years old on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. His birthday is now observed as a national holiday on the third Monday in January. image credit: Mural at Martin Luther King High School, 6100 Stenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA
22nd Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of ServiceThe Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, the largest King Day event in the nation, and Global Citizen, promotes year-round volunteer service and civic engagement.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson Plans and Teaching GuidesScholastic's Lesson Plans and Teaching Guides on Martin Luther King Jr. including biographies, memorable quotes, and plays, as well as printables and multimedia resources. Resources also include retrospective lessons and articles to guide students while they examine the state of his legacy and dream today. For grades pre-k through 12th. Scholastic.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Murals in PhiladelphiaLocations of Martin Luther King Jr. Murals in Philadelphia.
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Read by LeVar Burton of Reading RainbowWatch as LeVar Burton reads a story about Dr. King's life from the Friendship Baptist Church in Pasadena, California. The storytime video focuses on teaching children about the importance of the acceptance of others, no matter differences in personal, religious, political, or physical dissimilarities.
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend and Day of Service in Philadelphia 2017Every year, Philadelphia honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of giving back as well as fun activities across the city. View this year's activities and events.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" SpeechSpeech delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which King calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights.
Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation, & Apartheid South AfricaIn a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he gave a major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights, and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.
Where Martin Luther King, Jr. Left His Mark in PhiladelphiaTake a trip through history and retrace Martin Luther King, Jr. steps through Philadelphia, from beginnings just outside of the city in Chester, where he attended the now closed Crozer Theological Seminary, throughout the sixties when he gave speeches at local universities and churches, to his visit of mentor Reverend J. Pius Barbour at Calvary Baptist Church in Chester.
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