In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, on Friday, January 12, we will celebrate with
Walk for Equality: Continuing the Work for Justice
On Aug. 5, 1966, King and hundreds of civil rights activists, religious leaders and community members marched from Gage Park to Marquette Park as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement. Dr. King led the march to protest housing segregation in what was then a predominantly white area.
The 1/2 & 6-8 homerooms will re-enact the protest at Marquette Park after visiting the MLK living memorial.
The 3-5 homeroom will be having a march in the neighborhood in honor of Dr. King. They will be bringing their signs and chants to the LSTC campus and the University of Chicago campus to share their messages about justice and anti-racism as inspired by Dr. King.
The early childhood homeroom will bake a cake to celebrate MLK’s birthday. With each candle they place on the cake they will share their idea on how they will be a peacemaker. Our youngest ones will also create their own peace book.
All families are welcome to join us Friday for any of the events. If you are interested in joining any of the homerooms, please reach out to that homeroom teacher.
“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”
March for Integrated Schools, April 18, 1959.