Every third Monday in January we as a nation take the time to honor the legacy of the United States’ most famous civil-rights activist, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King’s peaceful struggle against racial discrimination came to national attention in 1955 when he led boycotts protesting laws that required blacks and whites to sit in separate sections on buses. Dr. King fought tirelessly for what he believed in and his efforts resulted in the Supreme Court declaring such laws unconstitutional in 1956.
King is well-known for his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during a peaceful march on Washington D.C. He became the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize at 35 years old, and he continued to fight for civil rights until the day he died in 1968.
The important work Dr. King fought for has continued to inspire generations of Americans.
This past week King’s students, kindergarten through grade 12, were able to experience At the Table with Dr. King, an hour-long live performance that teaches students about the American Civil Rights movement and valuable lessons of equality and respect.
Through music, poetry, historical video footage, and Dr. King’s words, At the Table challenged our students to engage in creative acts of service and leadership in their communities.
For more information on At the Table, click here.