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School Remembers Martin Luther King



    School Remembers Martin Luther King

    As tens of thousands of people across the country are remembering the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, one local school performed a reenactment of the civil rights leader's nonviolent activism.

    Students in kindegarten through fourth grade at the Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School in the Elmwood section of Philadelphia marched with civil rights signs and conducted a sit-in Friday. 

    Children in grades five through eight marched while singing "We Shall Overcome."

    After recreating the events, all the school children gathered to watch a local actor give a performance as Dr. King.

    The Southwest Leadership Academy's activities are just one of many events happening throughout the area to honor MLK.

    More than 100 singers, dancers and musicians took the stage to commemorate the activist's birth at the 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Friday at the Kimmel Center.

    On the holiday Monday, volunteers throughout the Philadelphia region will take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. There are over 1,600 projects being coordinated in our area.