My Three-Year-Old Daughter on Race and Martin Luther King

This morning as we played Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech for our three-year old, she listened contently.

Here are a few of her comments:

He’s teaching them to be nice!

We all have different colors on the outside, but on the inside we’re the same.”

Nana has white skin and papa has black skin.”

After Lynn told her that Martin Luther King helped change peoples’ minds, but God is changing their hearts, she exclaimed, “That’s amazing!”

It’s truly never too early to teach your kids about love, courage and empathy.

Published by AllisonGraber

Allison Graber is a Nashville writer and lover of Jesus. She is 14-years married to Lynn, a mix engineer with quiet ways and a loyal spirit. Her two little girls, Ellis and Adeleine, daily coax delight out of her heart. The paradigm through which she sees the world has been built brick-by-brick from her experiences with her Jesus, her love of people, through loss, curiosity, Holy words, and through the surprising joy of motherhood. She writes about these things at

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