Civil rights is often viewed as an historical event, led by a handful of heroes. However, civil rights is an ongoing struggle which builds on history and engages diverse groups in addressing current issues that they experience or observe in their everyday lives.
Reimagining Martin Luther King Day offers opportunities for all students and teachers to strengthen civil rights and social justice by organizing projects in their schools and communities. The projects can be small or large, and can happen any time during the year. For example, we can envision students and teachers coming together to plan a school assembly, or create a new course, or organize a march for social justice.
Martin Luther King was an unyielding force for civil rights and social justice. Martin Luther King Day is a time to celebrate his legacy. We believe that Dr. King would have wanted us to prepare a new generation of civil rights leaders, and to remember him with projects year round.
We invite you to share or link your projects on the academy website.