The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11998

Memorials are often erected to commemorate wars and military heroes. There is a man who fought a different kind of battle and became a hero for equal rights. Be inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!


People and Their Environment, United States

Social Studies
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Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
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Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Do you ever dream?
  • Do dreams ever come true?

They did for this man! Find out how!

Martin Luther King Jr. caused great change in the United States of America.

He is known for his important "I Have a Dream" speech where he shared his feelings about inequality in the United States.

He wanted all people, regardless of color, to be treated equally. Because of his movement, people all over the United States are treated equally.

Below, you can see a picture of Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK 8/28/1963 on Lincoln Memorial steps

Martin Luther King Jr. had a major impact on the people of the United States. In his honor, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was built.

Washington, D.C., is the home of the MLK (Martin Luther King) Memorial. The memorial was designed by the architect, Lei Yixin.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial stands thirty feet tall and is made of white granite. On October 16th, 2011, the memorial opened to the public.

Washington DC USA April 4 2021 Martin Luther King Jr Memorial on blue sky background during the spring season in Washington DC

The memorial represents equality, freedom, justice, and acceptance. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for equality in America. He believed all people should be free and treated equally in the United States.

Every year, people from all around the world come to visit the MLK Memorial. Over one-and-a-half million people visit his memorial every year.

Now that you learned about the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, say out loud two facts you learned about the memorial.

After sharing, move on to the Got It? section to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.'s message to the United States.

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