Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who fought for civil rights and an end to racial segregation. "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that," King stated. We continue to work resolutely towards ensuring equity and access for all, particularly for historically marginalized populations. Education Through Music-Los Angeles believes in the non-negotiable right for all students to receive music and arts as part of a well-rounded education.
In celebration of MLK, Jr. Day, we share a special performance from our students almost a decade ago singing Academy Award-Winning Song “Glory” (Selma).
PBS NewsHour Classroom provides classroom lesson plans and resources that examine MLK, Jr.’s impact on civil rights and his legacy. Read More
Explore MLK, Jr. Lesson Plans and Resources: Understanding a Life and Legacy. Read More
The History Channel provides an overview of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other important laws. Read More
PBS Digital Studios & Origin of Everything presents how we got MLK, Jr. Day in America.
Did you know MLK, Jr. Day wasn’t celebrated in all 50 states until 2000? Did you know to create the holiday we needed help from Stevie Wonder and the National Football League? Why was this the case? Watch to learn more.