Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy MLK Day

I hope I can get away with saying "MLK Day." If Zoe sees it, I'm likely to get in trouble! Ever since she learned about MLK in preschool, she's been insistent that we use his FULL name, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., all the time. I have such a distinct memory of her at age 3 on MLK Day, at a restaurant with a TV showing a clip of Dr. King. Zoe became so excited when she saw him, exclaiming in her piping little voice, "That's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Look, it's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!" Everyone in the restaurant had to turn to see who was excitedly saying that mouthful!

Today, to mark the occassion, we read Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and talked about what it means. Zoe drew the picture, above, with her summation of the speech's meaning. The video, below, is the girls' homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Zoe singing a song she learned in school , and Maya showing her paraphrase of the speech (yes, these are Maya's own words!). Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

You might want to correct her. His official title is :Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


I think if MLK were alive today, he'd be fighting for the rights of children who are used as commodities, identities erased with the exchange of money.

Wendy said...

I am so glad that you have taken the day, as I have, to celebrate, learn and discuss Dr. King and his accomplishments and dreams. So many just take it as another day off.

Diane said...

Beautiful. Thank you to your girls for sharing.

DrKeithCurrie said...

Happy Martin Luther King day. We always lost golden time and man but unfortunately we can't realized that. Let us try to be another one. Let us Salute to KING.