Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day of service and volunteerism. The Tubman Museum will celebrate the day in those ways through its signature John Oliver Killens Workshops. This Monday, 83 students from Burdell-Hunt and L.H. Williams Elementary Schools will participate in MLK Day events and then gather at the museum for the third of four workshops this year. Accompanying the young students will be professors and students from Macon State College’s and Mercer University’s education programs. These current and future educators volunteer their time and talents to tutor the youngsters.

The group will begin the day 7:30a.m., at the True Family Life Center for the 22ndAnnual MK LBreakfast. 

After the breakfast, they will assemble at the Tubman Museum at 10:30 a.m., for the Annual MLK March. The museum is not open on Mondays, but the public is welcome to join the march. Once the march is completed, the students will return to the AT&T Classroom at the Tubman Museum to see an inspiring drama about Dr. King’s courage to speak out against segregation and become a leader in the civil rights movement. The students will also create a mural which will be on display at the Museum. The workshop will close with individual presentations about the day’s experience from both the elementary and college students.     

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