Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes and Coloring Page January 08 2011

Here's a free Martin Luther King, Jr. list of quotes and coloring page to help direct your lesson plan. You can then display the students' finished work on a classroom bulletin board.




  1. Explain that Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was a pastor gifted with the ability to demonstrate peacefulness with his actions and words in the midst of violence and discrimination. He was able to lead a peaceful uprising, continuing to light the way along the treacherous path towards African American freedom in the United States. Although it was said that all people in the United States were free, African American citizens were still being treated poorly. Police brutality and racial discrimiation were serious problems. Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963. He gave many speeches encouraging love, peace, tolerance and nonviolence.  He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
  2. Color the the Martin Luther King, Jr. coloring page.
  3. Write a quote on the lined paper. (Letting the students choose a favorite quote will encourage the students to read all the quotes.)
  4. Glue or tape the coloring page and quote onto the construction paper as a frame.


Display the finished artwork and writing on a classroom bulletin board.