Calling All Students for Equality
By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of American Academy
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.
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.