Celebrating an American KING
Want to continue the discussion at home and in our communities? We’ve highlighted some ways for families to honor this great American and continue his legacy.
Did you know?
- Did you know that Dr. King’s birthday is actually January 15 (the day the holiday falls on this year!)
- Martin was born Michael King Jr. His father, also a Baptist Minister changed both of their names to Martin Luther King after a trip to Germany and being inspired by Michael Luther, a German Reformer and founder of the Lutheran Church
- Dr. King was arrested a reported 29 times! From peaceful protests to unwarranted traffic stops, being a Civil Rights Leader did not come easily
Whether you choose to talk about race early in an effort to prepare children for the harsh realities of the world VS. waiting to have discussions that may potentially damage a child’s self-confidence and view of themselves, some guidance can be helpful…
Join a group of like-minded individuals to march around Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.’s Commemorative March. The theme of this year’s march is “A New Revolution: Youth and Social Change”