Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No school on Monday

We missed our students and are glad to see them back this week!

Monday is a school holiday held in honor of civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who championed the cause of justice, racial equality, and love between people regardless of the color of their skin.

In his acceptance speech of the Nobel Prize in 1964, Dr. King said: “I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind…I refuse to accept the idea that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

Particularly in our unprecedented current historical context and the disturbing recent events in our Capitol, Dr. King’s hope and faith in a society committed to driving out the darkness of injustice and racism in our country with the light of justice and love is one we continue to reflect on, teach, and strive to embody with our students.