ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-094

Date Created : 01/09/2009


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Social Studies Educators
Curriculum Specialists

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Maggie Herrick

Phone Number:


In the late fall of 1983, the U.S. Congress passed a bill declaring the third Monday of January each year as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law on November 2, 1983, fifteen years after King’s assassination.

Attached is a list of several Web sites that contain resources to assist teachers who would like to present a unit of study in anticipation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to be celebrated on Monday, January 19, 2009. The resources contain numerous free materials for educators, such as lesson plans, activities, printable materials, primary source documents, and video documentaries.

The resources are also posted on the Arkansas Council of Social Studies (ACSS) listserv at


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