Learn more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these Bing tools

Maybe you’ll be participating in a breakfast or a parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or maybe you want to learn more about the iconic civil rights leader, whose birthday is honored Monday with a federal holiday. You can start with the Bing home page, which features the “Homage to King” sculpture in Atlanta, Georgia, and links to more information available with an “Info” box in the lower right-hand corner.

Also, on the Bing Blogs, experience the signature landmarks of Dr. King’s life and of the civil rights movement in a Bing Maps tour that takes you from the house in Atlanta, where Dr. King was born in 1929, to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina – the former Woolworth’s store and site of the 1960 student sit-in at the then “whites only” lunch counter.

There’s plenty more you can learn and see on Monday about Dr. King. Bing has digitized the top march and parade routes around the nation to make it easier for you to find the best viewing location.

If you’d like to see and hear some of Dr. King’s speeches, Bing has also put together a collection of videos of those speeches. Learn more about the nation’s civil rights leaders on this Bing page, and about milestones in the civil rights movement.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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