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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a busy homeschooling mother of six, there have been so many times over the years that I have missed an opportunity to highlight an important holiday, observance day, or current event due to lack of time or planning.  This simple collection will help you highlight the life, philosophy, and efforts of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  I hope you find it helpful and inspiring.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Martin Luther King, Jr. committed his life to bettering the lives of African American people, and helped build progress toward the end of segregation in public schools, protection from police abuse, and laws preventing discrimination in employment.

He helped organize protest movements against segregation against African Americans in government systems, general society, and even places like the bus, where African Americans were required to sit in the back of the bus.

Although his protests were always non-violent, King suffered a great deal of opposition. His house was bombed, he was arrested wrongly, and was eventually assassinated on April 4th, 1968.

MLK was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace prize in 1964. He also was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

We hope you enjoy learning about him!

Here is a more in-depth biography. Click Here.


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Here is an extensive timeline that covers King’s life and his work in the Civil Rights Movement. Especially good to junior high and high school.


Fun Stuff

MLK Coloring Page

Click for a nice variety of coloring pages!


Click here for a printable word search that can also be done for free online!

Click here for crossword puzzle.

Jigsaw puzzle MLK

Click here for a fun MLK puzzle!

Educational Helps

Free Homeschool & Notebooking Resources

Click for free notebooking pages

You can get free biography notebooking pages here, when you sign up for a free account using this special referral link.  Once you get your account set up (very quick) you’ll see the Biography Template Notebooking pages, which are useful for any person you are studying.

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Click for Martin Luther King quotes

Find famous quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. here. You can turn any of these into a penmanship or copywork page here.  

MLK copywork

Get this free printable copywork!


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This is a great mini lesson about the March on Washington. Click Here.

Additional information on the March of Washington and King’s “I have a dream” speech. Click Here.

Free Ebooks, audios, and movies

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Click here to listen to King’s entire “I have a dream” speech.


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We have selected a variety of videos for you to enjoy that we believe are valuable and offer a good range of styles and information about this person and their work.  Occasionally the videos we choose malfunction or become unavailable.  If you see a video that is not working, please click here to contact us  (a new window will open) and let us know what page you are on and what wasn’t working.  Thank you.

Under 5 minutes to get a good biographical overview of Dr. King’s life.
“I Have a Dream” from the March on Washington in 1963.
This is a 25 minute long episode of Meet The Press interviewing Dr. King in 1965. It’s interesting to see what mindsets and attitudes were common at that time, and to consider how they may differ or continue today. There are so many worthwhile talking points for discussion with your middle and high school students here. Well worth your time!
A small final section of Martin Luther King’s Last Speech: “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” in 1968.
Full recording of Dr. King’s last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” 45 minutes long.