The ROKEI Blog

November 21, 2016

MLK Day of Empowerment

In the spirit of our Summer Institute, we kicked off 2017 with the MLK Day of Empowerment designed to give students insight into the life of Dr. King beyond his “I Have A Dream” speech.  In surveying the landscape of what happens in schools as well as talking to parents, it seems that it is most convenient and safe to focus on a few passages from the message, delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, such as the idea of children of all ethnicities being able to hold hands as “brothers and sisters” or Black children being judged […]