Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw himself as a servant of humanity, and he wanted his life to be remembered as a life of service to others. In this episode, we’ll look at Dr. King’s legacy of service. We’ll explore how his use of nonviolence was not just a political tool, but a way to demonstrate service to others. Join us as we honor the memory of this great American by talking about service.
Your students will:
DISCOVER how Dr. King came to be recognized with a national holiday-and the role that service plays in his special day.
BE INSPIRED by Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington.
MEET famous people who were inspired by Dr. King’s message of nonviolence.
FIND OUT how they can get involved with service opportunities in their own community.
Additional Resources and Articles
“I Have a Dream” Mobiles Activity
10 Fascinating Facts about the “I Have A Dream” speech
10 Famous Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
How Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Became a Holiday
Constitution Daily: The Emotional Copyright Issue over Dr. King’s Speech
Constitution Daily: King’s Indignant Message in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
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