Virtual Field Trip to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Memorial

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Virtual Field Trip to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Memorial


1920 - Martin Luther King Jr. was born 1948- He Graduated from Morehouse College and is ordained to the Baptist ministry1953 - He married Coretta Scott1955 - He received Doctorate of Philosophy, Joins bus boycott after Rosa Parks was arrested1955 - 1968 He Organized protests and is jailed multiple times for non-violent protests to gain Civil Rights for all people1963 - He delivers the "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial1964 The Civil Rights Act was signed into law1968 - He is fatally shot in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4

Lasting Impact


Mara, Wil (2013) Martin Luther King Jr.Louisana State University Library,

Virtual Field Trip to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Memorial in Washington D.C.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was instrumental in organizing citizens to demand the passage of The Civil Rights Act. It was enacted on July 2, 1964 and it is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. The act outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as "public accommodations").

On November 2, 1986,a national holiday was proclaimed in King's honor.Dr. King's tireless efforts to legally recognize all people as equals impacts the lives and rights of millions of Americans daily.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."Dedicated in 2011, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial exemplifies the fundamental values of Dr. King during his quest for equal rights for all citizens.Inspired by Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King states “With this faith, we will be able to hew out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” A figure of Martin Luther King, Jr. is carved into the “Stone of Hope” standing past the “Mountain of Despair.”

Martin Luther King, III poses with his wife, Arndrea, and daughter, Yolanda, at his father's memorial. (Photo / Trust for the National Mall)

To view a video tour of the memorial, click here.

To view Dr. King's famous"I have a dream" speech,click here.

To view a time lapse video of memorialconstruction, click here.

To watch the children's book"Martin's Big Words" click here.


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