Martin Luther King Jr. has forever changed our country by his courageous leadership qualities. With this easy-to-understand information, help teach your children about this historical leader and the importance of standing up for what you believe in.
Educate and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
Start the conversation with your kids and honor the man that changed equality forever.
What is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of remembrance established by the U.S. government to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's observed on the third Monday of January each year. Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929 and this year marks what would have been his 84th birthday.
MLK Day gives us a day to reflect on the monumental changes that one man set in motion.
What did Martin Luther King Jr. do for us?
Martin Luther King Jr. fought for equal rights amongst black and white citizens in the 1950s and 1960s. These rights included the right to work and make an honest living, the right to vote, the right to use public places and the right to receive a good education. It is important to educate, remember and honor the man that made these equal rights possible for our children and for all of us.
I have a dream
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 17-minute public speech in 1963 included these famous words: "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
What do the children of 2013 dream of for our future? Because we love their honest answers, we asked a few children about their dream for the future and this is what they shared:
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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with kids
Asking your children their dream is not the only thing you can do to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Involve your children in these activities to pay respect to the man that fought for equality.
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