Hartford Schools Honor Dr. King With Live Stage Show For Students

Hartford Schools Honor Dr. King With Live Stage Show For Students

(Photo courtesy of King Low Heywood Thomas School, presented in Stamford, CT, last week.)

Hartford Public Schools celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by presenting the popular stage show/history lesson “At The Table With Dr. King” to about 850 middle and high school students at the Weaver High School auditorium. The program, which employs live music, poetry and video, dramatizes the “kitchen in the table moment” when Dr. King was called upon to lead the Civil Rights Movement. In so doing, the show demonstrates to students what can happen when a person hears the call to serve his or her community and responds to it.

“At The Table With Dr. King” is a national touring school presentation, created by More Than Music Productions of Denver, featuring the award-winning band Dave LeMieux and the House of Soul and national slam poetry champion
Ayindo Russell. The performance at Weaver High School was made possible through collaboration between the Hartford Public Schools Office of Curriculum and Instruction and the Departments of Humanities and the Arts.

The presentation at Weaver High School. (Photograph by the JMA Student News Team.)

The ten participating schools were: the Asian Studies Academy, Capital Preparatory Magnet School, the Culinary Arts Academy, High School Inc., the Nursing Academy, the Journalism and Media Academy, the Rawson School, Wish Elementary School, Bulkeley High School and the Law & Government Academy.

Journalism & Media Academy students inspired by the program. (Photograph by the JMA Student News Team.)

You can learn more about the program here.

 

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