Monday, January 10

I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have a Dream speech on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. More than 200,000 people crowded together to him speak. In his speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about his dreams of the future and the need for racial equality.

The children's art projects featured in this round-up were created by moms and teachers from all over the internet. If you see a craft in this post that you'd like to try at home or at school, click on its link and head to its original website for material lists, directions, photos, etc. There are lots of cute activities in this post, so let's dive right in!

Seven Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) crafts for children + excerpt from Martin Luther King's famous I Have a Dream Speech.

This is an updated version of a blog post I wrote in 2015. Disclosure: Affiliate links to Amazon are included in this post.



Excerpt from I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,

 August 28, 1963


I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.

Child's Drawing of Martin Luther King, Jr. portrait
photo credit: Rainbows Within Reach

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Child's Drawing of Martin Luther King, Jr. portrait
source: unknown

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

Children's Collage of Martin Luther King, Jr.
photo credit: Art with Jenny K.

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.

Child's Drawing of Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream today.

Child's Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr.
photo credit: Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

How to Draw Martin Luther King, Jr. Activity
photo credit: Art Projects for Kids

I have a dream today.

Collage of Different Colored Children's Hands Holding a Heart
photo credit: Tiny Teaching Shack


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