The Answer Sheet: martin luther king

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Can we stop asking what Martin Luther King Jr. would do?

Historian Taylor Branch answers the question.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:59 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Luther King, Who Really Knows?

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Why MLK was kicked out of school at 5 and other ed facts

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had something of an unusual education. Here are five things you may not know.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:08 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/17/2011

Martin Luther King Jr. on education: In his own words

Here are some writings by Martin Luther King Jr., on education. Though they are from decades ago, some of this sounds like it could have been written today.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  king on education, king's speeches, king's writings, martin luther king, martin luther king day, mlk day

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/17/2011

A quiz: Martin Luther King’s unusual education

Martin Luther King Jr., had something of an unusual education. Test yourself on how much you know about it, and then read the answers, which include information that may surprise you about him.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  History, History | Tags:  about martin luther king, day, facts about king, king and education, king facts, martin luther king, martin luther king day, martin luther king jr., mlk, mlk day, mlk facts

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/18/2010

Listening to 'I Have a Dream'

It is one thing to read the words “From every mountainside let freedom ring,” and it is entirely another to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver the magnificent "I Have a Dream" speech that helped change U.S. history. Once you hear it, it is not possible to forget. So today, on this national holiday that commemorates King and his impact on this country, sit down with your children and listen.... Where you can hear and see it, and why it wasn't easily accessible for a long time.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Civics Education, Civics Education | Tags:  Martin Luther King, history