Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy and the civil rights movement.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is renowned for his lifelong work in the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement was integral in affording African American people equal rights in the U.S. and bringing an end to segregation. His most iconic work, the “I Have a Dream” speech was presented during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. His speech called for an end to discrimination and segregation and called for racial and financial equality for all.
Step 1: What are your hopes and dreams for our future? What aspirations honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for equality?
Step 2: Using a marker, draw an image or write your dream for the future on the paper.
Step 3 (Optional): Draw a background for your dream or use scissors to cut it out.
Step 4 (Optional): Use tape to hang your dream somewhere in your house, maybe on the fridge or hang it in a window so that your neighbors can see your artwork.
Step 5 (Optional): Ask a parent or guardian to help take a picture of your finished art. Email your art to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it and tag #ogdenmuseum on social media.
SEE STEPHEN SOMERSTEIN’S PHOTOGRAPH IN PASSING THE TORCH: SOUTHERN ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AT OGDEN MUSEUM.