Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events and activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022 is Monday, January 17. In addition to virtual celebrations, we’ve also included book suggestions, a craft idea and a link to an educational movie.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
We hope that you enjoy these ideas and take time to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this year.
Read a book together
With the help of our Meet a Mom feature, Elizabeth Hatline of Raising Readers to Become Leaders – she has rounded up a few of her favorite book recommendations to learn more about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. These can be found at our local libraries or bookstores, such as Schuler Books in Okemos.
Watch a film
This short movie is a terrific resource in educating children about MLK.
Make a craft
Here is a craft idea from No Time for Flash Cards to help get kids thinking and talking about how they can make a difference in the world – no matter how big or small!
Local shopping and supporting Black Owned Businesses
Local shopping and supporting Black Owned Businesses around the Greater Lansing area. Find the GLAM list HERE
Watch on television January 17 at 7pm
The 2022 MLK Day of Celebration will feature four of the nine students, known as the Little Rock Nine, who volunteered in 1957 to desegregate one of the nation’s largest all-white high schools.
Their courageous actions tested the strength of the 1954 unanimous Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. Broadcast LIVE 7-8pm on WILX and WLNS
A Day of Celebration is presented by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Mid Michigan
**photo credit: City of East Lansing website