Celebrating Civil Rights

While many kids and teens understand the influence the late Martin Luther King Jr. had on America, be sure to take time this January 17th to help deepen your family's understanding of civil rights movement and why we celebrate MLK Day. Take a trip through history by visiting Time.com ( http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1704734,00.html) where you can view pictures of King during the civil rights movement, or test your knowledge of his famous speech by taking an online quiz. You can also listen to music that resonates from the era such as "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs".

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If you're looking for a local activity, you and your family can take part in the 20th annual MLK Bell-Ringing Ceremony at Columbia Basin College at the MLK statue outside of the Thornton Center on the Pasco Campus. Tomorrow's bell-ringing ceremony starts promptly at noon. There will be a short presentation in from of the statue immediately followed by an indoor program in Gjerde Center that offers youth a great opportunity to learn more about Martin Luther King Day.

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