Free Coloring Page Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr coloring page by Salini Perera for Bravery Magazine

by Melanie Gasmen-Fleck

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the world to stand up against racial injustice through the power of peaceful resistance and nonviolent protest.

On August 28, 1963, Dr. King led the historic March on Washington, where he stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and shared his vision of a future where equality exists: 

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” 

It’s absolutely crucial to talk to kids about the civil rights movement and why Dr. King’s legacy matters to this day. If you’re not sure where to start, first check out our Start the Conversation post that shares resources on how to talk about race, racism, and social justice with your kid. It also contains ways we can all continue Dr. King’s work.

You should also add these kid books on civil rights to your bookshelf to foster racial equality in your household all year long.

Kids can also honor Dr. King and his fight for social justice with this free coloring page designed by artist Salini Perera.


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