What an honor it was to have The King Center’s mobile exhibit housed on our Evans High School campus this last week! Students were able to experience Dr. Martin Luther King in a very personal way by exploring his thoughts and dreams through writings captured digitally and displayed for the students to browse.
Through their social studies classes, approximately 300 students visited throughout the week. As students entered the exhibit, a brief overview of the display was shared and students participated in a question-and-answer MLK trivia game. Being given the opportunity to think big, students also shared their own personal dreams for their life by posting their visions on the “I have a dream” board. The students were engaged in and enthusiastic about the MLK booth.
The exhibit provided the opportunity for students to see Dr. Martin Luther King in a new way. Dr. King’s writings were drafts, not polished versions as many students expected. Students saw his thought process through his scratched-out writings and related to the need to rethink his words, sentences, and content to convey his heart’s purpose and message. This gave hope and inspiration to many of our blossoming thinkers and writers.
Amy Ellis, Senior Administrator, Evans Community School
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