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Martin Luther King

Civil Rights Leader

Martin Luther KingYoung M.L. is confused. His basketball buddy has said they can no longer play together. Martin is black, and his friend is white; this is the reason why. He listens as his mother gently explains the rules of segregation, telling him to hold his head high and never feel he is less than anybody else. Martin wants to believe this, but the rules hurt. Physical fighting also hurts, though, leaving any conflict still unresolved.

As Martin matures, he commits himself to the transformative power of peaceful conflict resolution, leading a revolutionary change in America which paves the way for our nation's first African-American president. His extraordinary story will inspire students to better understand and practice more effective conflict resolution strategies in their own relationships with others.


  • Bullying
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Biographies
  • Black history
  • Social studies
  • Conflict resolution
  • Community service
  • Character education


  • October - National Book Month, Diversity Awareness Month
  • November - Inspirational Role Models Month
  • November 13-19 - American Education Week
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • January 17 - Martin Luther King Day
  • February - Black History Month, Youth Leadership Month
  • April 8-14 - National Library Week
  • May 7-13 - Children's Book Week

*For specific tie-ins to your state's curriculum and learning standards, please call our office.




"Terrific show! Children really related to the topics of bullying and conflict resolution."

--Second Grade Teachers, Sherwood Elementary, Highland Park

"The best program we have seen! Strong, well-organized content. Just outstanding!"

--Fifth Grade Teachers, Naper School, Naperville

"Our students were on the edge of their seats. It was exceptional!"

--Seventh Grade Teachers, Parker Jr. High, Flossmoor



"Outstanding! I appreciated his age-appropriate examples of segregation and discrimination. The discussion on bullying and how to handle situations was very well done."

--Kindergarten Teacher, Sonnesyn School, New Hope

"Very interactive, dynamic performance that dealt with the heart - this we could identify with. You taught life skills and history. Just excellent!"

--Third Grade Teacher, Rice Lake School, Lino Lakes

"Exceptional program. HPC comes to our school every year and offers the best programs I have seen in all my years of teaching."

--Fifth Grade Teacher, Rum River School, Andover



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