Students recognize Martin Luther King, Jr.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Students from Chattanooga Preparatory School are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The kids headed to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center for a program called “Speak Like a King.”

By using visual and performance arts, the students are showing off what they’ve learned about King.

They created original speeches, poems, paintings, and photography in recognition of the contributions of the late civil rights icon.

Vincent Ivan Phipps was the Program Moderator.

Phipps says this lesson is important for the students.

“I want them to take away that it’s important to honor greatness no matter how long ago it was. And number two, the importance of courage is what Dr. King stood for. He didn’t want the world to be better for African-Americans. Dr. King wanted the world to be better for all people. So to take away from that today is, it’s never too late to do the right thing.”

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