Martin Luther King, Jr. - Grades 4-6

Martin Luther King Day – The Holiday Celebration

  1. Dr. Martin Luther King Day - learn about Martin Luther King Day in the United States and how it came to be.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - learn about the history of this holiday.
  3. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration - learn more about the man and the holiday from The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, Inc. in North Carolina . Includes a description of the celebrations, a timeline of his life, and audio clips of some of his famous speeches.
  4. Meaning of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - read about the meaning of this holiday, written by Coretta Scott King. The site also includes a chronology of the holiday and info on events. From the King Center .
  5. MLK Day of Service - discover how you can celebrate and honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. Africa Within: Martin Luther King, Jr. - read an essay about this leader's life and his place in American history.
  2. All About Martin Luther King, Jr. - offers a brief biography, a drawing to color, an excerpt from his I Have a Dream speech, and several printable activities.
  3. American Experience: Citizen King - read about the last five years of Dr. King's life on the companion site to this PBS documentary. Read primary sources, eyewitness accounts, and more.
  4. Conversation With Rev. Bernice King - Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, his only child to go into the ministry, discusses her father's legacy and her own work in this January 15, 1997 interview.
  5. Destination: King's Atlanta - article from CNN to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. day. Read about the neighborhood he grew up in and what it's like today.
  6. Dr. King Timeline Page - illustrated timeline of MLK's life, created by Oregonian students.
  7. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scavenger Hunt - learn more about Dr. King finding answers to these questions. Hear his "I Have a Dream" speech too!
  8. King Center, The - listen to or read Dr. King's words about creating a new world, or find biographies, photos, and speech excerpts from this living memorial located in Atlanta, Georgia.
  9. King, Coretta Scott@ - civil rights activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  10. Kulture Kidz: Martin Luther King, Jr. - short page of info and highlights of his "I Have A Dream" speech with audio clips. Complete speech is also available.
  11. Life of Martin Luther King Jr. - read an animated biography of a great champion for peace.
  12. Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. - check out an interactive and detailed timeline of this U.S. civil rights leader's life.
  13. Martin Luther King Jr. - this well-done site on the life of MLK by the Seattle Times includes a photo gallery, timeline, biography, audio and text clips of his speeches, and lots more.
  14. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration - learn more about the man and the holiday from The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, Inc. in North Carolina . Includes a description of the celebrations, a timeline of his life, and audio clips of some of his famous speeches.
  15. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site - learn about this site located in Atlanta , Georgia .
  16. Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute - Stanford University brings you a directory of info including Dr King's papers, speeches, sermons, autobiography, biography, articles, and audio clips.
  17. Nobel Peace Prize 1964: Martin Luther King, Jr - includes a biographical profile and his acceptance speech for this award.
  18. Pocantico Hills School: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - important events as illustrated by a 2nd grade class in New York . Also includes a quiz and word searches.
  19. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - see a photo and read the biography of this civil rights leader and preacher's life.
  20. Seattle Times: Martin Luther King Jr. - features a photo gallery, biography, timeline, quizzes, and so much more!
  21. Thomson Gale: Martin Luther King, Jr. - detailed biography of this religious leader, activist, and minister.
  22. Timeline of Events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life - read this chronology based on resources from the LSU libraries.
  23. Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - a tribute to the man as well as a timeline of important events in his life and career.