DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. – The Man, The Life, The Legacy
Everyone knows Dr. King’s birthday is an observed Federal Holiday where the government and schools are closed. Hooray for a day off! – But what was it about this man that made him deserving of a Federal Holiday in his name?
Dr. King was an extraordinary leader. His styles of non-violent/peaceful protesting lead the civil rights movement for African Americans during the 1950’s – 1960’s.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dr. King is the first African American honored with a memorial on or near the National Mall and only the 4th non-President to be memorialized in such a way.
Teach your students about Dr. Martin Luther King’s life by accessing our MLK theme page at the link below. The theme page includes some excellent content such as lesson plans, clip art, encyclopedia article, videos, writing prompts and more!