This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January. In 2014, the holiday falls on Jan. 20.
“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.”
– Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream Quote
Here are some links about the history of this holiday including a biography of Dr. King, a quiz for kids and a junior crossword. Maybe you can do something special with the kids to acknowledge the day.
To read the full I Have a dream Speech go to: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm