Martin Luther King Jr. has now been dead longer than he lived. But what an extraordinary life it was.
At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, he was assassinated, but he left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues today.
This Web site, first created by The Seattle Times in 1996, contains the story of a remarkable man, images of a tumultuous time, and perspectives of politicians, academics, students and the many, ordinary citizens whose lives he touched. We invite you to explore it.
In The Seattle Times
King, and his policy of nonviolence, was the dominant force in the civil-rights movement.
A selection of speeches, sermons and letters, from King's "I Have a Dream" speech to a meeting with students about his hopes for them.
Take a look back at King's life through three collections.
See how key events in King's life connect with those of the civil-rights movement.
Seven exercises teachers and parents can use with students.
Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. on these Web sites.
10 years of readers' comments on King's influence and their experiences with race.
Other Education projects
Evaluate schools in the Seattle area.
Picking a school, getting in and paying for it.
Test your knowledge of these great Americans.
Why Israelis and Palestinians are fighting.
Learn about the people of Afghanistan.
This way for reading, writing and newspapers.