Kids’ Guide to Washington DC

Kids’ Guide to Washington DC

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What would he think of us now?

As we celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Black History Month in February and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the march to Selma in March – commemorated in the new much-lauded film – that led to the passage later that same year of the Voting Rights Act, we might ask: What would King and all of those who fought for Civil Rights think?

We’ve accomplished a lot, they’d probably agree, but given recent events, we certainly have a long way to go.

There’s no better place than Washington, D.C., to explore such questions and issues with your children. Indeed, tourism officials in the nation’s capital have created an entire Civil War to Civil Rights itinerary.

“My favorite place that I visited in Washington, D.C., was the Lincoln Memorial,” said Haley, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, one of the many kids who offered their take for my Kids’ Guide to Washington, D.C., one in my City Guide series. “I enjoyed reading the quotes on the walls.”


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