Today we celebrate and commemorate one of our greatest champions for civil liberties, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a courageous leader who was dedicated to nonviolently standing for the civil rights of all people despite the color of their skin. Dr. King marched for equality, fair and just working conditions, and instilled hope for a united nation. As we enjoy our day off from school, let’s not forget the tenet of our Vision, “As Commanders we are challengers of inequity”, and take some time to learn more about the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and hopefully we all find inspiration during these tumultuous times to stand up against injustice. Below are just a few resources that you might be ignited to dig into:
Martin Luther King Jr.
The History Channel provides a collection of 49 short videos on MLK and his career.
INFORMATION FROM THE DPS WEBSITE: “At DPS, in Denver and across the nation, we are honoring the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., though celebrations may look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 36th annual Denver Marade — a march and parade — is being held virtually, and will continue long-standing traditions while adding panel discussions on civil rights supported by the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Colorado Holiday Commission. Students from across Colorado, including from our own East High School and Denver Discovery School, participated in a pre-recorded discussion in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the Marade.The virtual Marade begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18 and can be watched on Youtube or on Facebook. Learn more about upcoming celebrations of Dr. King and his legacy on the DPS website.”