Several activities honoring Martin Luther King's legacy occurred in the Brazos Valley Monday.
The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley hosted a special event to help children understand the meaning behind the holiday.
Children gathered to hear a song performed by Bobbee Pennington about Martin Luther King Jr.
Books and stories about the civil rights leader were shared, and students from Bryan High gave special presentations and helped with arts and crafts.
Part of Dr. King's dream was visible as children of all ages and races played together at the museum.
Schools were closed in observance of MLK Day, but many students choose to take the day on instead of off.
The United Way Youth Cabinet hosted its 4th Annual Day of Caring. About 150 high school students from Bryan and College Station participated in service projects around the community.
Students helped with painting, spring cleaning, and landscaping at several agencies. Many students said it was their opportunity to give back to the community.
The Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts, MHMR, BVCASA, and Brazos Food Bank, and Family Outreach are places that were spruced up by students.
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Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life
Source: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/ (The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University)