2017 Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Creative Expressions Competition

Pursuing the Dream in Challenging Times

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Martin Luther King Jr.'s mission was making an inclusive community for everyone.

Elementary Guiding Questions

What does injustice mean?

How did Martin Luther King, Jr. face injustice? What did he do to pursue his dream in challenging times?

Have you ever stood up against injustice? How did you respond to this tough situation so that you could do what you knew was right?

Suggested texts for read alouds framing content and supporting the elementary writing prompt can be found here.

Secondary Guiding Questions

How is "injustice anywhere a threat to justice everywhere?"

What injustices did Martin Luther King, Jr. face and how did he pursue his dream? What can we learn from his pursuit?

What are some injustices in today's world and how can you work to pursue justice despite challenges you may face?


Please submit entries to: http://go.illinois.edu/mlkcompetition2017

Submission deadline has been extended to:

*Monday, January 9, 2017*

For more information contact Dr. Victor Perez at vhperez@illinois.edu

The Creative Expressions Competition is hosted in conjunction with the:

2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Commemoration Committee