On the third Monday in January, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.'s birthday. Scroll down to
questions that will help you learn more about Dr. M. L. King. Follow the
links in each section to find the answers. There are sound files which
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3. Click on this link to hear Dr. King's
famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Once you get to the site,
find the player icon under the picture and click on the play button.Do not download any special player.Write down your favorite part of the
20. Martin Luther King was part of a bigger history of Black struggle in the
United States. As you look through these pictures by Charles Moore, ask
yourself: Have things gotten better for African Americans in this country
since the 1960's? What can people do today to help Dr. King's dream
23. Draw a picture,
compose a poem, record a song, or write an essay
about Martin Luther King and send
it here to be published with this page. Include your first name, city, and state. Students: also include your age,
school name, first name and last initial, and the grade you're in. Your work will appear on this site within a week.
The ultimate weakness of violence is
that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to
destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you
may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the
truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence
multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of
stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate
cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
--Martin Luther King Jr.
"Where Do We Go from
Here: Chaos or Community?"
On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is
it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it
politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the
question, is it right?
comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor
politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is
right. I believe today that there is a need for all people of goodwill to
come with a massive act of conscience and say in the words of the old Negro
spiritual, "We ain'tgoin'
study war no more." This is the challenge facing modern man.