Students Celebrate Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Fourth- and fifth-graders on the Doherty Campus recently held an assembly to celebrate the civil rights work of Martin Luther King Jr. and others in history who inspired change. The students designed a PowerPoint presentation that included a video clip of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1963. The presentation also included others who have fought in the struggle to achieve fairness and equality, including Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana, non-violent Indian anti-colonial leader Mahatma Gandhi, and Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for women’s education. The students also discussed the concept of discrimination and talked about how they can strive for fairness in their daily lives.