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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the second oldest child of Alberta William King and Martin Luther King. His father was a pastor of a Baptist church. He did very well in school and skipped two grades in high school. He entered Morehouse College at age 15 and decided to become a minister. He earned graduate degrees from Boston University. He married Coretta Scott of Marion, Alabama in 1953. They had four children. He became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1954. Dr. King was very active in civil rights movement that resulted in many changes. His "I have a Dream" speech given on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is one of the most famous speeches in history. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was there supporting a strike by black garbage workers. Congress passed a law in 1983 that created a holiday on the third Monday in January to honor Dr. King and his many accomplishments. Listed below are links about Dr. King and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Garrow, David J. "King, Martin Luther, Jr." World Book Student. World Book, 2014. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.)  

"I Have A Dream " by Martin Luther King Jr. August 28, 1963  from 20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History
Links about Martin Luther King Jr. & Civil Rights Movement
The King Center - Dedicated to Dr. King for making important movements dealing with justice, equality and peace.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the Net - A site containing many facts about the holiday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Bio - A website that has a detailed discription of his family, education, and death.

LSU- Martin Luther King Jr. & Black History - This page has links to information about Martin Luther King Jr. and black history.

Long Island University Martin Luther King Jr. - A website with links to other good websites on the internets along with a timeline and biographical information.

Noble Prize -- Martin Luther King Jr. -- A detailed biography of his life from the

Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute - This site contains a lot of information about Martin Luther King Jr. including this excellent biographical sketch. Martin Luther King Jr. -- This site contains biographical information, timeline, quotes and links to more sites.

Education World Martin Luther King Jr. - This website contains a scavenger hunt and suggestions for other Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities.  This is a good site for grades 4-8.

Scholastic MLK Research Tools - Contains links to articles about Martin Luther KIng Jr. and Black History month.

Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Help students put in perspective Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.
Seattle Times Civil Rights Movement - Contains info about M.L.K. and the Civil Rights Movement.

Civil Rights Movement Timeline - A timeline with important dates, facts and pictures.

The Civil Rights Era - A detailed site that contains nt only information about the Era, but pictures as well.

Civil Rights History - Contains info on people, and events starting back in 1860.