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  • Are the goals/aims of the author/sponsor presenting the material clearly stated?

  • Are there biases in the document?

  • Where is the web site?  gov, edu, .org? com?

  • If the site is interactive, are you informed about how any information you give will be used?

How objective are each of these sites about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr?

  1. The King Center
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. - A True Historical Examination

If you look at Site 2, go to the bottom of the page and you will see a link that indicates the site is hosted by Stormfront which is a white supremacist web site.  Stormfront states it "is a resource for those courageous men and women fighting to preserve their White Western Culture."  Whereas, the King Center was "established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace."

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