EXPERIENCING BLACK HISTORY AT THE MLK MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON DC
If you have not yet seen the tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington D.C., it is a spectacle to behold. Erected 43 years after his assassination, the MLK Memorial towers 30 feet in the sky reminding us of the huge impact one man had on not only on our nation but human rights in general.
Simply walking the National Mall is an amazing way to teach children about United States history. If you plan to visit DC with kids in the near future here are some additional resources that might help:
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Prepare using tips from Ciaobambino.com.
For an up to date calendar of events in the DC area visit CultureCapital.com.
Read one motherofalltrips.com post recounting her family trip to Capitol Hill.
And if you won’t be making it there anytime soon you can still watch this video with the kids for a virtual walk through of the memorial. (*I’m not sure about their gregorian chant musical selection, but it was definitely one of the cleanest user generated videos of the memorial).