Virtual Tool Kit

Virtual Tool Kit

As we prepare to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Indiana University is proud to offer a virtual toolkit to help community members educate, learn, and grow throughout the year. You can find activities to promote reflection on Dr. King's life and legacy, family-friendly experiences, A Day On, Not A Day Off service opportunities, and conference tools to include social media badges, zoom backgrounds, and more.

And before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world.

Martin Luther King Jr., 1967 “Christmas Sermon on Peace”

Educational Activities

Orange

Orange, written by IU Alumn, Derrick Slack is a children's book about diversity, inclusion, the power of words, identity, positive self-esteem, and getting help when times are difficult. As the author reads Orange, we learn that everyone has a special place.

Listen to the author read the story

We Shall Overcome

"We Shall Overcome" is a gospel protest song and a unity anthem of the Civil Rights Movement in the United State. As you sing along, consider how you will use your voice to help create a more just world for all.

View and Download lyrics.

Watch African American Choral Ensemble

I Have a Dream

"I have a Dream" is one of the defining speeches of the 20th century. After reading Dr. King's dream for our world, reflect on your dreams and share on social media using #IUMLK.

Read the speech

Coloring Sheets

Coloring sheets for kids and kids at heart. Share your pictures with us on social using #IUMLK!

Download coloring sheets

DIY Make Your Own Zine

Take a picture of your coloring sheets or MLK-themed Zine and share on your favorite social media platform using #IUMLK.

DIY Zine Instructions

MLK Games

Browser based games celebrating MLK Day!

MLK Word Search, Acrostic Poem

A Day On, Not a Day Off

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” 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. Here are just a few ideas to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.

  • Call an elderly neighbor to check in on them.
  • Contact a local non-profit and inquire about any upcoming outdoor clean-up day events.
  • Drop off a non-perishable donation to a local food bank in your area.
  • Brighten someone's day by writing letters to seniors who are living in care facilities.
  • Take up a collection of new and unopened hygiene items for a local homeless shelter.

To learn about opportunities in your community, visit your local city official websites and IU CORPS.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

Are you interested in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing how his legacy has inspired you? Please share a 60-second video or short written reflection answering questions such as: What does Dr. King’s legacy mean to you? What do equality and protest mean to you? What have you learned from the recent social and racial unrest? Why is it important to continue Dr. King’s legacy?

Share your videos on social media by sending a direct message to one of the OVPDEMA social media pages or post on your platform and use the hashtag #IUMLK. FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

MLK Gifs are available on Instagram stories by searching in the GIFs tag for IUMLK or Indiana University MLK.

Zoom Virtual Background

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