Do You Have a Dream?

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 and while doing his work to bring justice, he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. This was a time of great struggle in our nation. I can still remember to this day, only two years after his death, I was attending a private kindergarten school (this was before kindergarten was part of public school) and I got in trouble for coloring. It was a page that had several children ice skating and I colored one of the children black. This did not go over very well at the time.

Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for directing a peaceful march on Washington D.C. of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “I Have a Dream.” He caught peoples attention during an intense eleven year period, between 1957 and 1968 as he traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times. He always appeared wherever there was injustice, protest and action. Not only was he speaking in person, he also wrote five books and many articles, carrying his word to places he hadn’t reached in person.

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We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools. -MLK via @DonnaVail


Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of thirty-five. He is a fine example our children should read about and learn from his message and work.

Bringing your children up into leaders and thinkers, you will find much inspiration from reading works of the many Nobel Peace Prize winners. This is an excellent resource for high quality study that will serve the student for many years.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s message still rings true today even in our nation and for the entire world. Though the injustices and prejudices have changed, it’s important that we hear his message and take action from where we stand today.

Inspired Action for Parents and Children:

  • Watch “I Have a Dream”
  • Write what you would speak about if you were to give a speech like Martin Luther King Jr. What is your dream and vision for the world? Now how can you take this to the next level and share it?
  • Read a book about Martin Luther King Jr. and write four character traits you notice in him that you want to own yourself. Also notice what traits you already share. Don’t see such leaders as above you, look to walk beside them so that you can lead as well.

What are you doing today in honor of Martin Luther King Day? Share the inspiration by leaving a comment below.

About Donna Vail

Donna Vail, Education and Parenting Specialist, is founder of An Inspired Education and the Mentor Mastery Inner Circle, the proven step-by-step program dedicated to maximizing the success in the human potential through homeschooling and life mastery for the entire family. She creates educational programs for homeschool children, “after-school” study programs for public schooled children and personal development for moms, while homeschooling her five children. Get free tips and resources from Donna Vail at:


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