“What are you doing for others?”-MLK Jr.

photo 5  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, dedicated his live to promoting peace and justice and ending segregation. Today, fourth and fifth grade students did an excellent job sketching a large portrait of MLK Jr. and layering quotes on top of the drawing such as:

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

“I look to a day when people will be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” photo 1

Students eagerly shared their research and knowledge about Dr. King as a leader recognized around the world for his non-violent approach to promoting equality. They agreed that Martin Luther King Jr. was a phenomenal speaker and used his words to share messages of peace and support for social change. The powerful words of Dr. King inspired many students as they continued to brainstorm their own goals for being role models and peacemakers and layer the words over their self-portraits.

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