Reading Rainbow Story Time: A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr., read by Levar Burton

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Today is MLK day. If you haven't had a chance to commemorate it in any way yet, here's your chance.

Levar Burton, who has raised enough money to bring back the much needed "Reading Rainbow" reads "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.,written by David A. Adler and illustrated by Robert Casilla" and talks about the message of Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement and encourages viewers to take up and work for Doctor King's dream.

“On King Day, remind yourself that you can make a difference in this world by treating others the way you yourself would want to be treated. Make that dream your reality today,” he says.

It is Reading Rainbow so it's completely safe viewing if you'd like to share it with the children or Republicans in your life.

Below the video is an image via Ted Talks. It is a graphic representation of the "I Have a Dream" speech. It was created by an artist who is completely colorblind (literally).

"Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely colorblind, but with the help of a color-sensing headpiece, he can hear every shade of the rainbow. Each color is assigned an audible frequency, which means Neil can listen to paintings… and also paint everything he hears."

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