January 8, 2007

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 15th

MLK Day - http://www.mlkday.org/ "On January 15, 2007, as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country will remember and memorialize Dr. King by participating in service projects in their communities. Together, they will honor King’s legacy of tolerance, peace, and equality by meeting community needs and making the holiday... 'A day ON, not a day OFF.'"

National Civil Rights Museum - http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/ "The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. "

The King Center - http://www.thekingcenter.org/ "Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace...In these web pages, you will find invaluable resources to become informed about Dr. King and the ongoing efforts to fulfill his great dream of the Beloved Community for America and the world."

I've Seen The Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Walter Dean Myers

Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman