ACDS students honored the legacy of Dr. King by examining the character traits of everyday people who participated in the civil rights movement. With their buddies, students watched videos and read stories about school desegregation, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-In, and the Children’s March for Voting Rights. They discussed the traits the participants in these events shared and created a word cloud from those traits.
At an all-school assembly, the teachers read “Seeds of Freedom The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama”, students shared their reflections, and the word cloud was presented. Mr. Baytosh also spoke to students of Dr. King’s legacy and reminded them that it is all of our responsibilities to speak up when we see unjust acts.