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Timeline: Timelines Related to Martin Luther King

The Web offers many sources of information on Dr. King's life. Here are a few timelines of note.

Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project presents an interactive chronology of King's life at, with many links to photos, King's writings, and other materials (requires the Flash plugin).

The Seattle Times offers text timelines of King's life and the civil rights movement online at

American Experience's "George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire" profiles the controversial segregationist Alabama governor, and the companion Web site includes a timeline of Wallace's life and Southern segregation at

PBS' "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow" Web site has a timeline at tracing a century of segregation from the Emancipation Proclamation to the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

A segment of PBS' "This Far By Faith" timeline at explores the years 1946-1966 and the journey from civil rights to black power.

On PBS' "African American World" Web site at, see how people of African descent have been involved in over 500 years of American history.

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