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Resources for Students and Teachers

Dr. King had a dream that changed the world, and key to achieving that dream was his pursuit of a good education. At segregated public schools and later at distinguished American colleges and universities, Dr. King laid the academic foundation for his life of inspirational service. At Rice, we believe in the importance of dreams, and the power of education to transform them into realities. We proudly offer the following resources for the next generation of leaders, and those who work to inspire them.


Daring to Dream – Powerpoint presentations on Dr. King and the importance of education (grades K-2, 3-5) and 6-8.


"How I Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." by Roland Smith Jr., Rice University Associate Provost


The African American Studies Resource Guide maintained by Rice University’s Fondren Library.


List of scholarships for Houston-area students maintained by Rice’s Office of Multicultural Community Relations


• Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE) Project Essay Contest


Picture Yourself at Rice – an interactive classroom activity for elementary and middle school students which encourages them to imagine themselves attending college—any college—as they work to pursue their dreams.