MLK Observance Day Association Introduces the MLK Reading Project


L-R Deborah Adams, Carolyn Blackshear, Dr. Deborah Jones, Evon Wright, Marie Simpson
L-R Deborah Adams, Carolyn Blackshear, Dr. Deborah Jones, Evon Wright, Marie Simpson

The Observance Day Association has started a reading initiative to introduce students to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and promote Dr. King’s Philosophy of Education.

With short, easy-to-understand text, historical photos, and eye-catching illustrations, the Observance Day Association goal is to motivate students into wanting to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday (October 24) and Tuesday (October 25) members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association read Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the 2nd Graders at Robert W. Gadsden Elementary School. Dr. Deborah Jones (principal) was extremely happy to have members of the MLK Observance Day Association share this book with the students. After sharing the book, the students had the opportunity to ask questions about Dr. King. The students were very knowledgeable about the life of Dr. King. In addition to reading Martin’s Big Words, a copy of the book was given to each second grader to add to their personal library at home. The MLK Observance Day Association gave 119 books to the students at Gadsden. The Observance Day Association’s goal is to encourage students to think effectively and objectively.

The President of the Observance Day Association is: Mrs. Carolyn S. Blackshear.

For additional information, please call the MLK Observance Day Association at: 912-234-5502.


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