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Calling All Students for Equality

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of American Academy

Singers from “At the Table with Dr. King” portray the threatening phone call that defined and forever changed Martin Luther King Jr.’s life.

A calling is a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action, especially

when accompanied by a conviction of divine influence. Martin Luther King Jr. made a call for equality and freedom for all mankind with his “I Have a Dream” speech that he delivered on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

American Academy students actively engaged in the Martin Lutheran King Jr. school assembly where “calling” was the main topic of discussion. It was a nice reminder for students to listen to their inner voice that may be calling them to help others.

During the American Academy Martin Luther King Jr. assembly, students enjoyed Denver’s Mizel Museum production of “At the Table with Dr. King” as well as an accompanying lesson on the American Civil Rights movement which included lessons on equality and respect. Throughout the production, a symbolic red telephone sat in the middle of a kitchen table as a reminder that, at a point in everyone’s life, they will be called upon to stand up and speak out for what they believe.



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