Celebrating MLK Day

Celebrating MLK Day
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Cherokee Elementary School fifth-graders enrolled in Lauren Isleman’s music class recently learned an important lesson regarding one of the nation’s most highly regarded civil rights activists, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As an introduction to the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students lent their ears to Poet James Weldon Johnson’s 1899 hymn, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Students learned that the song was written to spread the general message of freedom, hope and the importance of racial equality.

After they practiced singing the song, students formed groups and physically acted out the message that their respective verse was meant to convey.