January 16

Today in Science

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., born on January 15, 1929, is one of the United States most celebrated civil rights activists. A minister, Dr. King championed causes related to race, class, and human rights. He worked tirelessly to help bring civil rights to minorities and spent the years before his assassination focusing on anti-war and anti-poverty issues. Modern memorials to Dr. King often include a public service component on the day set aside to honor him today, the third Monday of January.

Honor the remarkable life and legacy of Dr King with your classroom using this collection of resources. Your class can discuss poverty and social change, explore the evolving classifications of race, and confront stereotypes.

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