Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, so you can use the information you find here for that observation. The Seattle Times offers a site filled with photographs, speeches, newspaper articles, a timeline of King’s life, and a study guide as a companion to the web site. Find the many ways the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr., touched ordinary people as well as politicians, and even entire cities. Read about non-violence as the compelling force in King’s vision of the civil rights movement and through the series of photos in the photo galleries, see how the movement matured over the years.

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