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8 MLK Jr. Values to Instill in Your Kids

by Erin Dower

Martin Luther King Jr.'s monumental legacy and remarkable values can be hard to convey to children of any age. This guide can help you share quotes and facts about King, as well as the important values he emphasized and simple ways kids can help keep his dreams and wisdom alive.

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Quote: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Fact: Martin Luther King Jr. is most remembered for leading the African American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and '60s to end segregation (the separation of black people from white people in schools, restaurants, and other public places in the U.S.). He fought for equal rights and fair treatment for people of all races or skin colors.

What kids can do: Treat all people the way you want to be treated — with kindness and fairness. Think about how we all are different from each other in some ways, but we are the same in so many ways: Inside we all have feelings and deserve to be happy.

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