Martin Luther King Day is approaching, and while most kids will be excited about the day off from school, many may not even be aware of the tremendous contributions of Dr. King.
You can learn more about Dr. King at your local library, where they are sure to have plenty of age-appropriate books on display, and you can visit the King Center website to learn more.
African-American Museum of Nassau County
110 North Franklin St., Hempstead
Ongoing exhibits, activities, programs, screenings, education, etc.
We Hold These Truths with Napoleon Revels-Bey
Elmont Memorial Library
700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Sunday, January 17, 2pm
FreeMoorish American, Napoleon Revels-Bey, will discuss nationality, citizenship and American freedom from 1774 to present. Through artist responses to the powerful issues of slavery, the abolition movement, and emancipation.
Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Monday, January 18, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Ages 5 and up
$3 with museum admission, LICM members $2.
Artwork has long been used to record historical events. Draw inspiration from the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King and create your own inspired artwork to take home.
Long Beach Martin Luther King Center
Marchers are asked to gather at the corner of Laurelton Boulevard and Park Avenue in Long Beach at 11am. The March will begin at 11:30am. Participants are encouraged to bring banners and posters and don any organization/school-affiliation colors.
Originally posted on January 15, 2013