MLKJr Center in Atlanta and she sent me a film strip that I showed for about 20 years until film strip projectors didn't exist anymore, a set of post cards and posters that have been on bulletin boards in 3 different states and a small pin with Dr. King's image on it. I love this pin and wear it every year for much of January. On Friday we had our Dr. King convocation at school, which was v. excellent. After, I was helping corral kids to their lines. A little firstie came over and gave me a huge hug. Then she looked up at my pin and said, "Now who is that?"
"It's Dr. Martin Luther King, the man we've just been talking about!" I replied.
"Hmmm. We used to call him Junior," she told me back.
I explained that I had just left off the Junior part and that his name hadn't changed. What a sweet kid. My new book for the whole school is Martin's Big Words. I've read it now to 2 first grade classes, a 2nd grade class and a 5/6 combo class. They've all responded positively and I'm loving this project. So, thanks MOM for helping me share Dr. King's legacy with so many kids over the years! And Thanks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for reminding me to choose the path of love and non violence. Happy King Holiday, Everyone!