Famous MLK Quotes ~ Celebrating Dr. King

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To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day, here are some famous MLK quotes.  These are free printable quotes that can be used to launch a discussion with your kids or students.  I’ve also put together a list of great books for kids and some wonderful field trips (some virtual and some in person) to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. 

MLK Day quotes

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Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

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 MLK  Quotes

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Books About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids

For kids under age 7:

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr (Scholastic First Biographies)

 For kids 7 and older:

 Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

. . . If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King

Virtual and In-Person Field Trips to Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site, Atlanta, Georgia.  Visit the museum that commemorates Dr. King’s birth place and the Ebenezer Baptist Church Museum.  Visit Dr. and Mrs. King’s burial tomb at the reflecting pool.  Take a virtual tour of Dr. King’s birth home
  2. National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.  A living history museum from slavery to Civil Rights. Exhibits include uses like the one Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders rode, a lunch counter like those from sit-ins and a slave ship. 
  3. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.  A sculpture of Dr. King in reflective thought on the Stone of Hope. Take a virtual tour of the quotations engraved at the memorial. 
  4. Selma to Montgomery National Historical Trail, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.  A 54-mile driving tour that starts at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma, following the road taken by marchers in 1965 as they fought for the right to vote. Follow markers to Montgomery. There is also a walking tour of historic exhibits. 

This post is part of Multicultural Kid Blogs Martin Luther King Day for Kids Blog Hop. For more ideas on learning about Dr. King with kids, visit Multicultural Kid Blogs. 


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