Standing, as I do, in the view of God and eternity, I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness toward anyone. - Edith Cavell 1865-1915 (Spoken to the chaplain who attended her before her execution by firing squad, 12 Oct. 1915.)

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. - Thomas Carlyle 1975-1881

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most famous 20th century American who strove for equality, justice, the end of poverty and civil rights for all through nonviolent means. Born on January 15, 1929, he deservedly received the Nobel Peace Prize in December of 1964. Reverend King's life was tragically ended by an assassin's bullet in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968 but the essence and hopes he spoke of in his famous "I have a dream" speech made in Washington, D.C. in 1963 lives on in many American's hearts. He is the U.S.'s equivalent of Russia's great Nobel Peace Prize winner, Andrei Sakharov . Although not his exact birthdate, we pay respect to him with this federal holiday on the 3rd Monday of every January. We honor Dr. King by holding his ideals close, both nationally and globally.

Although there many good sites about Dr. King on the Internet, we have chosen these few because we feel the quality of their content captures the true vision of Dr. King. Find out more about this fascinating man's life and work.

  • "I have a Dream." *

    A copy of the famous speech delivered to thousands on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963 by Martin Luther King, Jr. This speech sums up the vision of Dr. King.

  • Time 100: Martin Luther King *

    Chosen as one of the 100 most influential people to shape the 20th century, this article from documents the life and struggle of this leader.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University *

    This indepth, extremely informative site contains documents, biographical information (including a great chronology of his life), articles and references.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site *

    A part of the National Park Service, this site is located in Dr. King's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Information about the historic site and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. is provided.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. *

    Developed by The Seattle Times in Washington State, this is another well developed site about Martin Luther King, Jr. Information includes the development of the holiday, his biography, the Civil Rights Movement, an electronic classroom with resources for teachers, the legacy left behind, and a moderated forum on his life and legacy.

  • Martin Luther King,Jr. Day on the Net *

    This "celebration of the man and the holiday" honors the civil rights movement with information about this holiday, Dr. King and Rosa Parks, known as the "Mother" of the Civil Rights Movement.

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