1/16/2012

Educators in some Illinois schools are teaching students about civil rights and community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students at one middle school created a civil rights museum to recognize the efforts of people who worked for change during the movement, while students at one junior high school wrote poems incorporating elements of King's "I Have a Dream" speech and Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. One high school has students participating in a service project today, volunteering their time rather than taking the day off.

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