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January 15, 1997

Although there are definitive Web sites devoted to art museums, political parties, rock bands, and television networks, there is not yet a definitive Web site devoted to Martin Luther King Jr. Several sites, however, memorialize King's life and legacy in bits and pieces, and to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 20) we've collected some of the most interesting.

  • The Seattle Times hosts an extensive multimedia feature on "The Man," "The Movement," "The Legacy," and "The Holiday." Highlights include stark black-and-white photographs of King and scenes from the civil-rights movement, excerpts from Charles Johnson's new fictional account of King's life, an interactive quiz on King, and a page titled "In His Own Voice" that features audio excerpts from some of King's most famous speeches.

  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Directory -- which includes The Martin Luther King Jr. Papers, an ongoing academic project hosted by Stanford University that aims to publish a fourteen-volume annotated edition of King's most significant unpublished manuscripts -- contains two of King's most poignant works: "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (published in the August, 1963, issue of The Atlantic Monthly under the title "The Negro Is Your Brother"), and the "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered before a crowd of more than 200,000 at the 1963 march on Washington.

  • Pathfinder's A LIFE Tribute spotlights photos of King from the pages of LIFE magazine.

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  • Net Noir's salute to Martin Luther King Jr. showcases an extensive chronology of the major events of King's life and makes available excerpts from five of King's most famous speeches.

  • The Dr. King Timeline Page, a site maintained by the students of the Buckman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, features artwork by the students of Room 100 (kindergartners, first- and second-graders) depicting more than thirty major events in King's life. In their spirit of simplicity and sincerity, these drawings seem a fitting monument to the man who rallied passivity into protest and protest into a crusade.

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