On August 28th of 1963, nearly 200,000 people marched arm in arm in solidarity with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They marched with a dream in mind. They marched for equality, the type of equality that transcended both racial and color lines. Most importantly, they marched for us today. They laid the groundwork for civil rights and equality today.
On Monday, February 22, 2016, students at Gompers Preparatory Academy were living pillars of the March on Washington. They, too, remembered and honored the strife and plight that civil rights activists faced. Students reenacted the March on Washington and the powerful speech of Dr. King, “I Have a Dream.”
Today, students at Gompers Preparatory Academy walk and live out the dream that Dr. King fought relentlessly for. They stand firm on the belief that each individual has a right to live a life of dignity and equality. Our students march on everyday in hope and faith for a better tomorrow, just as Dr. King and the thousands of civil rights activists did in ’63.