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Students, elementary through college, will find The Center to be one-of-a kind educational experience, with immersive exhibits, guided tours and downloadable personal guides to help them make the most of their experience.
Young people cannot vote and often do not have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, created in 1989 and effective in 1990, outlines the goals every nation should strive to achieve for its young people. Here are some of the rights delineated in the Convention:
Freedom from violence, abuse, dangerous employment, exploitation, abduction, or sale into slavery, adequate nutrition and health care, special protection in times of war or conflict and age limits on when they can begin serving in the military, time for recreation, access to the information they need to play an active role in society, a say in what happens to them, the right to express their opinions.
Martin Luther King Jr. Resources
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institution
The Morehouse College, Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
The King Center