'Poster:  Martin Luther King Jr. at Goshen College, March 10, 1960' photo (c) 2010, Mennonite Church USA Archives - license: http://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/

Even though we’ll be officially recognizing Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday, his real birthday is today.

Here are two excellent resources I’m adding to The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King:

MLK Was a Revolutionary, Not Just a Dreamer is from The Root.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- Assassination and Legacy is from a radio program originating from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It’s an hour-long piece on him, but what really stands out is a short recorded conversation broadcasters had with him in his hotel room right before his assassination. King provides what I believe is the best explanation of civil disobedience I have ever heard, and I speak from a fair amount of experience with it when I spent seven years with the Catholic Worker Movement long ago. You have to register — for free — in order to listen to the program, but it’s well worth it if you are ever going to teach about civil disobedience.