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Taking the Time to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Taking the Time to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What are your plans to celebrate the life experiences of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with your children?  When I was growing up my mama would take my sister and I to perform some act of community service to commemorate Dr, King (and the Civil Rights Movement). 
If you are on a limited time schedule and may not be able to take the kiddos to a MLK march or participate in a community service project, try the 3 tips below:
 
 
 
Tip 1: Pass along one of these books.
 

 

 
Tip 2: Want to support reading comprehension for your middle or high schooler? Have them take a look at Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech.  At dinner you can talk about:
  • What they didn't quite understand
  • What they learned
  • If they feel any of his speech would apply today
Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail is also another great conversation starter.
 
 
Tip 3: Pictures/images are sure to show up on any standardized test. Have your child take a look at these images about Dr. Martin Luther King and discuss what they feel the images mean.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home, 501 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton, GA. HABS GA,61-ATLA,48-
 

 

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking. 08/28/1963 ARC Identifier 542069 / Local Identifier 306-SSM-4D(107)16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, in a crowd. , 08/28/1963 ARC Identifier 542014 / Local Identifier 306-SSM-4C(51)13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How will your family celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? 

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