Saturday, January 22, 2011

About Today: Remembering Dr. King 1/17/11


From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
When I was a kid, Martin Luther King Day was a big deal, and not just because we got a day off of school. Whole units of social studies were organized around the civil rights movement and Dr. King's contributions to it.


History of Martin Luther King Day 
Now, as an adult, I have to remind myself to take a moment out of my day off to remember. First up: Reread a bit of biographical information, while trying to see it all with a fresh eye. (Amazing to think that historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr. actually existed.)
Get Ready to Celebrate Martin Luther King's Day of Service 
Perhaps the best thing we can do to remember Dr. King is to give back to the community. Today is the 25th anniversary of the Day of Service.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Events in Washington, DC 
If you're in DC today, you're in luck: There's plenty to do to celebrate. If not, your town might have its own festivities.
Craft Projects for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday 
If you've got kids, you can make these Martin Luther King Day crafts, and pretend it's for their benefit.
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