Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.


When I hear the name Martin Luther King, Jr. it invokes in me thoughts of peace, acceptance, equality, tolerance, love, and freedom.  These are sentiments that every child should be reminded of when they hear the name of this great Civil Rights leader.

As parents, and educators it is our responsibility to convey these beautiful sentiments to our children.  Here at Multicultural Kid Blogs our goal is to be a resource “for families and educators raising world citizens, through arts, activities, crafts, food, language, and love.”
With January 15 marking the birthday of  Martin Luther King, Jr. (this year celebrated on January 18th), it is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the legacy of this great man and the work that he did.

Here’s how you and your children can remember this great man:

Remembering Martin Luther King

Service Projects

Read about Dr. King’s legacy of service, and ways you and  your kids can volunteer to serve others.

All Done Monkey has an easy service project to do with preschoolers, and younger kids.

For older kids, you can print out a free printable from Do One Thing on the King Day of Service. 

Not sure where to start? Visit the United States Volunteer Match Organization where you can be matched with volunteer opportunities in your area.


If you’re in Georgia visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site where you can visit his birth home, or hear his voice in the church he attended.

The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia is a self-guided tour where you can see Dr. & Mrs. King’s Crypt, The Eternal Flame and Freedom Hall.

In Tennessee you can visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where visitors are taken through centuries of history, and Dr. King’s, Jr. last hours.

In Washington, DC. a 30-feet statue of Dr. King can be viewed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.


Multicultural Kid Blogs has an awesome compilation on books that you can read with your child about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Through education, and serving others we can eradicate hate, inequality, violence, prejudice, and racism.  In the words of the great Dr. King, Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

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This post is part of our series Martin Luther King Day for Kids, where we share resources for teaching children about the legacy of Dr. King.

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Frances Díaz Evans is a Latina Author, Educator, Multicultural and Language Advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of the East in Puerto Rico and a master's degree in Spanish education from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. She is the founder and writer of the multicultural, bilingual parenting website, Discovering the World Through My Son's Eyes and Discovering Español (Discovering Spanish), a business dedicated to teaching Spanish online. She can be found musing on her blog, Facebook and her favorite social media platform Instagram.

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2 thoughts on “Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.”

  1. Through education, and serving others we can eradicate hate, inequality, violence, prejudice, and racism. In the words of the great Dr. King, Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

    This paragraph is beautiful. And the need of the hour.

  2. While thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King, I was inspired to write this poem. Hope you enjoy;-)

    Choose with Love – by Will Avery

    Whether you choose to leave or choose to stay
    Choose with love to find your way
    Whether you choose to stay or choose to leave
    Choose with love and just believe…

    Pure your mind. Pure your heart.
    Choose with love to make a start.
    Pure your heart. Pure your mind
    Choose with love and you will find…

    When times are dark and you have to fight
    Choose with love to find the light
    You have to fight when times are dark
    Choose with love to heal your heart…

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