8 Family Activities That Celebrate MLK Day


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the day we honor a man that gave his life for the betterment of people of color. Standing at the Lincoln Memorial and delivering his famous I Have a Dream speech, King set the tone for what future generations would be afforded thanks to him and many others’  blood, sweat, and tears.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'”

Although most of us are so far removed from the days of “colored” and “white only” facilities and inequality living standards, each year MLK Day is a reminder of how far we’ve come and what still needs to be done to fully attain his dream. While most kids see it as a free day off, it really serves as a day of service. Today, let’s do for others who can’t do or afford to do for themselves. With 24-hours to celebrate the reverend’s holida,y here’s a list of activities you can do to honor his memory.

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