Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday is January 15, 1929 and we will honor him this year on Monday, January 21. We thought it would be helpful to share some ideas for activities and resources to mark the occasion.
An audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving the "I Have a Dream" speech during the Civil Rights rally on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963 can be heard here.
Selected Books in Braille
Martin Luther King, Jr.--Man of Peace
by Lillie Patterson
54 pages, Ages 8-12
Available in contracted braille from Seedlings
Marching For Freedom Walk Together, Children, And Don't You Grow Weary
by Elizabeth Partridge, Ages 10-13
Available in braille from APH
A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Denise Lewis Patrick
Available in contracted braille from National Braille Press
Booklet to Download and Modify
This activity about Martin Luther King's celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech can be adapted for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.
For more information about Dr. King see his papers at: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/