Heritage Storytime Ep2: Philly has a Dream for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Heritage Storytime: Heritage Storytime is a series of monthly storytime episodes presented by Global Philadelphia Association. For more info and to watch other episodes, visit our STORIES page.

Episode Description: Join us for the second episode of Heritage Storytime, where we’ll hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech, read from a book with beautiful illustrations by Caldecott Honor winning artist Kadir Nelson. Dr. King’s powerful message of freedom and equality for all people will be explored further with a virtual tour of the Johnson House, presented in partnership with History Hunters. We’ll learn all about the people who fought for racial justice in Philadelphia in this Underground Railroad Station and House Museum. We’ll also present opportunities for service-learning during the MLK Day of Service and provide additional teaching resources and ideas for exploring the episode’s themes.

Episode air date: Jan 13, 2021

Audience: Children in grades 4-5, families, teachers

Book: I Have a Dream By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Author), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)

Learning Resources: Episode Resource Guide and Suggestions for Viewing

Episode Partners: History Hunters, Johnson House Historic Site, & Global Citizen