Martin Luther King Day

MLK Day 2016The Bryn Athyn Church School was closed on Monday as we observed Martin Luther King Day. On Friday all of our classrooms had special lessons, each focusing on a different aspect of Dr. King’s life and works. These included his childhood, his ministry, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, his speeches and his death, as well as topics such as segregation, prejudice, tolerance, civil rights, personal responsibility and non-violence. It is important that our students not only honor Dr. King’s works by participating in the national holiday but also understand the reasons for it. In many ways it can seem as if the “jangling discord” of 1963 happened in a world far removed from our student’s lives, but in other ways we are painfully aware that the “beautiful symphony of brotherhood” which King envisioned is still over the horizon. Hopefully lessons like these can help provide our students with tools they can use to build the nation Dr. King dreamed of.

Greg Henderson