Friday, January 14, 2011

Celebrating Dr. King's Legacy & African-American Heritage Month

This weekend, on January 15, we will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King's birthday became a federal holiday, Martin Luther King Day in 1986.

Dr. King was instrumental in bringing about the civil rights movement in the United States, and the much needed changes to American society, such as the Civil Rights Act, that that movement brought about.

Dr. King's holiday also kicks off African-American Heritage Month which runs from February 1 - 28. Although this month has a long history dating back to 1926 when it was only one week, it began to be celebrated for an entire month in 1976.

For your homeroom project this month, we are making African-American Heritage Month posters. Please find an article in Wikipedia about someone whom you admire and wish to celebrate, add an image to a word processing document, and write three facts about this person. Don't forget to cite your resource as well as the creator of the image you are using. Because you are using Wikipedia, the image is in the public domain!

Read more about Ms. Kline's heroes!


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