In a 1983 Washington Post article, Coretta Scott King explained,
“The holiday [Martin Luther King Day] must be substantive as well as symbolic. It must be more than a day of celebration…Let this holiday be a day of reflection, a day of teaching nonviolent philosophy and strategy, a day of getting involved in nonviolent action for social and economic progress.”
To achieve her vision and help you honor Dr. King’s legacy on MLK Day, we’ve compiled a list of resources and events. This list is nowhere near comprehensive, so please link any other resources or events in the comments section.
Maps about MLK
- Story Map: The Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King
- Story Map: Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.
- Explore Thousands of Streets Named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn about MLK’s Life and Legacy
- 35 Speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. on Audio & Video
- The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- New York Times: Martin Luther King Jr.: 50 Years Later, His Battles Live On
- Watch the I Have a Dream Speech
- Volunteer on MLK Day of Service
- Visit the California African American Museum (free on Monday, January 21st from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)*
- Attend the 34th Annual Kingdom Day Parade (Monday, January 21st @ 10:00 AM)*
*Since Esri is close to LA, we chose events around LA. Look up events in your area and share in the comments section!
“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.”
–Coretta Scott King