Dr. King is a famous person in our house and his name is mentioned often throughout the year. I started a simple tradition of celebrating his birthday when Michelle was two years old. Since I worked in a public school the school day was closed! I always have had mixed feelings about school being closed on this day for observation because I strongly feel that it just was not what he wanted. Dr.King fought so hard for schools to be segregated that I have a hard time believing that he would want schools to be closed. His life was much bigger than that, and too many people lost their lives for the right to go to school.
My kids will be the first to tell you that Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929 and died on April 4, 1968. They have had the opportunity to personally interview family members who marched with Dr. King and heard stories about the day he was assassinated and how the whole country was in turmoil.
This year we decided to examine the " I Have A Dream" speech in its ENTIRETY. They listened to him give his speech over and over using the audio CD from Hip Hop Speaks to Children.
How do you celebrate Dr. King Day?