By Sam Johnson
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great teacher who taught us many things: that people can and do make a difference; that we are responsible not only for ourselves, but also for each other; that changes can take place if actively though not violently pursued; and that we can indeed make our dreams come true and our world a better place.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”
This year, “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” has been tied to President Obama’s national call to service program, “United We Serve,” which asks all Americans to come together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
This is a great opportunity for all of us to continue the efforts to make Dr. King’s dream, OUR dream, and endeavor to make that dream come true.
Check the links below for more information and resources related to Martin Luther King, Jr, Day:
MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. DAY LINKS & RESOURCES:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (Official Web Page)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Online -- Speeches, Quotes, Biography, Video Clips
"I Have A Dream" Speech, Video with Written Transcript (American Rhetoric Top 100 Speeches)
Ways to Celebrate MLK Day (Family Education Web Page from Pearson)
National Writing Project Resources for Martin Luther King Day
"I have a Dream" Speech As A Work of Literature (PBS Teacher's Resource)