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Baltimore Kids Celebrate Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Day celebrations for children.
Martin Luther King Day celebrations for children.
Photo by Tina Phillips

The celebration of Martin Luther King Day is the perfect opportunity to teach your children about his life and the value he placed on community service.  While Dr. King is known for his position on civil rights, and the way he changed the thinking of a nation, he was also the one who said, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."

To teach your children about Martin Luther King and the importance of his contributions, there are many activities going on in and around Baltimore from January 15-18.

According to, there are plenty of activities to keep children fascinated this weekend.

The "I Have a Dream" weekend starts Saturday, January 16 at  the Port Discovery Museum and runs through  Monday, January 18.  The Fun Drum Circle is one of the many fun activities for children.

The Walters Art Museum will hold a festival on Monday, January 18. Activities include special theatrical performances, art projects and videos. 

Students of Watkins Elementary School in Washington, DC will recite the "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial on Monday, January 18 at 1:00, and a wreath will be placed by the National Park Service.

The tenth annual Martin Luther King Parade will start at Martin Luther King and Eutaw Streets on Monday, January 18 at noon. The parade will include marching bands and floats. For more information call 877-BALTIMORE, or visit

Did you attend the famous "I Have a Dream" speech? Share your thoughts on how Dr. King changed your life.

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