Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today the the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader who dedicated his life to achieving equality for people of all colors. He was one of the twentieth century’s best-known advocates for nonviolent social change. So powerful was the movement he inspired, that Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the same year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

On this important day – consider spending some time with your family learning more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Below you can find some ideas for activities, books, and movies to expand your knowledge about Dr. King, the Civil Rights Movement, and how you can get involved!

Scholastic 17 Books About the Civil Rights Movement

Meaningful ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Parents Mag – Why we celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Movies to watch on MLK Day

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