Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is January 15, 1929 and we will honor him each year on this day. We thought it would be helpful to share some ideas for activities and resources to mark the occasion.
An audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving the “I Have a Dream” speech during the Civil Rights rally on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963 can be heard here.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday celebrated the third Monday in January each year in the United States. Dr. King’s memory is often honored in discussions about Civil Rights and diversity.
The books below are available in braille and/or large print.
Martin Luther King, Jr.–Man of Peace
by Lillie Patterson
54 pages, Ages 8-12
Available in contracted braille from Seedlings
A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Denise Lewis Patrick
Available in contracted braille from National Braille Press
This activity about Martin Luther King’s celebrated “I Have a Dream” speech can be adapted for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.
For more information about Dr. King see his papers at: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/