A Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and activist known for his leadership in the 1960’s civil rights movement. He was inspired by his Christian beliefs and by Gandhi to combat racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. Join other families around the Bay to celebrate his important contributions on Monday at one of the 7 Bay Area Celebrations for MLK Jr. Day!
Your student might notice something different when they check the change in their pocket in the next few weeks! Writer, poet, and speaker Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on a quarter. Her likeness on the coin is the first of a series honoring prominent women and their contributions to American history.