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As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, 2021, we hope you will find the following resources helpful if you are interested in learning more about Dr. King and social justice issues, or finding ways to be of service.

For Children

Small but Mighty Storytime Series

From the National Civil Rights Museum
Virtual readings of picture books related to peacemaking, kindness, diversity, and creating positive social change
https://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/small-but-mighty-storytime

Freedom’s Ring: King’s "I Have a Dream" Speech

From the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University
Listen to one of Dr. King’s well-known speeches while also viewing an animated presentation of the words and multimedia images. You can also access additional content about the speech and civil rights movement by selecting the Index button on the speech’s audio player.
http://freedomsring.stanford.edu/?view=Speech

Ideas for Service Projects

From Youth Service America
Get ideas about ways you can be of service and projects you can do to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a Day of Service, including some ideas about things you can do safely from home.
https://leadasap.ysa.org/ideas/#rating=4

Smithsonian Digital Artifacts

From the Smithsonian Institution
View a collection of digital artifacts related to Dr. King
https://www.si.edu/spotlight/mlk

For Teens and Adults

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University

Access thousands of documents, photographs, and publications about Dr. King's life and work.
https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-resources/king-resources-overview

Service Ideas

A PBS article shares outdoor and virtual events in our region for 2021's Day of Service.
https://whyy.org/articles/how-to-get-involved-in-phillys-mlk-day-of-service-from-reading-coaching-to-citywide-cleanups/

The King Center

Discover a variety of virtual events to commemorate the holiday and learn more about programs and training that take place year-round.
https://thekingcenter.org/

New York Times Retrospective

Explore a variety of articles from The New York Times reflecting on Dr. King's life and legacy, originally collected in 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/03/us/mlk-assassination-anniversary.html

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