January 18, 2022 | Chloe Ko
This year’s MLK celebration was led by the fifth grade. In preparation, the students reflected on these words of Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King Jr:
I have a Dream…that all men are created equal / What happens to a dream deferred?
I have a Dream…that we will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. / Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Hold Fast to Dreams, For if dreams die
I have a Dream…that we will join hands and walk together as sisters and brothers. / Life is a Broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Bring me all your dreams and your dreamers.
These were some of the students’ responses:
“I picture the march.”
“This reminds me of the Berlin Wall.”
“I think about Poland and Lithuania during World War II.”
“We read these words every year to remind us of how much we have changed and how we can continue to change.”
These connections reveal their compassion and love and how they are change-makers of God’s world. I am grateful for their care and thoughtfulness. I am encouraged to be the same.
Below is the celebration video. I hope you enjoy.