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Lily Zuelke, Reporter • May 8, 2023

How Spring Lake Schools is Celebrated MLK Day

How Spring Lake Schools is Celebrated MLK Day

Spring Lake Schools remembered Martin Luther King Jr. with a short film, produced by Spring Lake students, to honor his impact on America. The annual tradition was postponed to Tuesday, January 16, due to a snow day. 

Classes participated in coloring paper bags for Kids Food Basket, and thoughout the week, the high sc hool hosted a “penny wars” to fundraise towards Kids Food Basket and GirlUp. 

The short film was produced by senior Kate Andrews, and included staff and students reading quotes from MLK or other Civil Rights figures. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an annual holiday on the third Monday of every January since 2000. King is remembered for being a key part of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and major U.S. legislation that followed, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

As a Baptist Minister, King advocated for peaceful protest but was met with harsh realities, including spending several nights in Birmingham Jail, where he wrote one of his most prominent pieces of work.

King helped in organizing the many boycotts and marches, including the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in which he delivered his most famous “I have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Students also watched an excerpt of the speech, part of Spring Lake’s annual rememberance on the school day. 

You can watch the Spring Lake MLK Memorial video through the link embedded here. 

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