Verizon Web Site Features Mini-Documentary on Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

NEW YORK -- During Black History Month, visitors to Verizon's K-12 Education Web site will be able to view a two-minute mini-documentary on

the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

"Verizon is working to provide quality education for America's students," said Gregory Scott, Verizon's executive director of education, healthcare

and government practices. "We're proud to support students, teachers and parents with access to E-tools that can enhance students' learning


Some 95 percent of schools across the country are wired and have Internet access. "Teachers are seeking visual media to enhance their lesson plans and

integrate technology into their curriculum. The Martin Luther King Jr. video enables them to demonstrate to their students the powerful impact and eloquence of

this great civil rights leader," Scott said.

The video was provided by Videoschoolhouse, which has created an interactive Web-based network of over 200 full narrated, two-minute miniMovies*

designed for the educational community.

"Verizon recognizes the valuable contribution video can make in the learning environment," said Vinnie Kralyevich, president and creative director of


To view the documentary, visitors may go to www.verizon.com/edk-12, then click on the Black History Month


QuickTime®, RealMedia® or Windows Media® application plug-ins are required to run the video.

Instructions on how to access the free plug-ins are provided on the Web site.

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