Here are a few MLK Quotes for kids. An easy way to help your children remember the words of our peaceful fallen leader is to have them recite his quotes daily.  As part of our homeschool curriculum, we recite the words of MLK and other African leaders daily. As African-American people whose history is not a part of mainstream education, I think it is vital that us moms teach our children African history (or ourstory).  If you haven’t already began a practice to consistently teach your children their history, having them recite a quote by an African-American who made history is an easy way to start.  Here are some well-known MLK Quotes for kids and not-so-known quotes.

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. “

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

One easy way to get your kids to remember these quotes is to have them dictate and narrate them daily.  Each morning, my boys listen, write down and practice their handwriting with African proverbs and quotes from African-American greats.  This is an easy, but effective way to instill the words of our ancestors not just in their minds, but in their hearts.  Here is an easy handwriting worksheet creator that allows you to plug in any words you’d like.

Hope these MLK Quotes for kids help mamas! Have an awesome MLK Day! ♥

Wanna teach some more African history? Check out this Marcus Garvey Lesson Plan for kids!

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Muffy Mendoza is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on

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