Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Monday, January 17, is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and many communities celebrate with parades, breakfasts, events and more to honor MLK’s life and message of equality, opportunity and service to others.
This year we have a few suggestions for marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day carefully and safely at home. So gather the family and try several of these fun, engaging activities that honor the legendary civil rights leader!
Martin Luther King Jr. had a very important dream –
and his dream changed the world.
He believed that everyone, no matter their skin color, should be treated equally, and it was this vision that inspired and mobilized millions of people to try to right the wrongs of history. Dr. King’s dream is one we continue to keep alive as we celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader, each and every single year.
1. Join a “March”
In 1963, during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. led the protest made up of 250,000 people, all calling for the civil and economic rights of Black Americans. This is where King delivered is iconic, “I Have A Dream” speech. Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a march is held in his honor.
This year an in-person march may not be the best option, however you and your loved ones can “march” virtually. Click on the link to go to the Annual Peace Walk web page and join in. CLICK HERE
2. Watch his historic “I Have A Dream” speech.
Watch his impassioned speech below and picture yourself in the crowds witnessing history.
To watch the movie please CLICK HERE.
To read the speech please CLICK HERE.
3. Discover things about Martin Luther King Jr. you didn’t know.
Martin Luther King Jr. accomplished so much during his short life. Besides being a civil rights leader and a doctoral degree recipient from Boston University, King was a Baptist minister, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient (at the time, the youngest award-winner at age 35), and a father! CLICK HERE for 10 surprising things you may not know about MLK.
4. Take a virtual tour of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.
On April 4, 1968, MLK was tragically assassinated outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Today the motel serves as the site of the National Civil Rights Museum. CLICK HERE to take the tour…
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