Martin Luther King, Jr: Dr Martin Luther King, Jr fought for Civil Rights. His "I Have a Dream" speech that he made at the Lincoln Memorial in 1962 when he was 34 is still listened to and read today. King was recognized for his work with the honorable award of the Nobel Peace Prize at age 35. Dr. King's life was tragically cut short when he was assassinated at age 39. Luckily the hope and inspiration that he was providing then for all people continues today. Across the nation we honor Dr. King every January near his January 15th birthday. School assembly speakers educate students on the historical impact of the civil rights events. Speakers often build upon King's message that we don't rid hate with hate, but with love which is still needed today. More Info:
1) Seattle Times Resource2) Education World
Barack Obama: Be the first to offer your students the opportunity to have a portrait they make of our newest US President, Barack Obama! Obama's historical Presidential President Obama made history as he became the first Black American President. President Obama was a US senator from Illinois. He is married to Michelle Obama and has two beautiful daughters.
CUPID:Love is in the air! Cupid is an icon for love and Valentine's Day. Often portrayed as a bit mischievous, this winged boy-child shoots his arrowns to cause people to fall deeply in love. In ancient Greece, Cupid was known as Eros, son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Romans called him Cupid and his mother Venus.
Abraham Lincoln: The 16th President of the United States was born in 1809 in a log cabin in Kentucky. He married Mary Todd in 1842. He is known for his "Gettsyburg Address" given November 4, 1842, and "The Emancipation Proclamation" given January 1, 1868. Abe Lincoln is also known as "Honest Abe". It is believed that he got this nickname from an incident that occurred while working as a clerk in a store. He supposedly gave someone the incorrect amount of change, but when he realized this he walked a long distance to give the person the correct amount. President Lincoln was assassinated on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 while at the Ford's Theatre in Washington. He died in the Peterson House across the street from the theatre.
George Washington: Known as the "Father of Our Country", George Washington was the 1st president of the United States.
Set of 5 CoordinArt to cover Valentine's Day, President's Day and Black History Month.