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NEA Honors the Legacy of Dr. King on 46th Anniversary of 'I Have A Dream'

On August 25th, 1963 one man challenged millions to unite and work together for the common cause of creating a better world for future generations. 46 years later, many changes and improvements have been made but there is still work to be done.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. has partnered with NEA and several of organizations to help ensure that “King’s Dream” is realized.

During a ceremony on the national mall to mark the 46th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Kings famous “I Have a Dream Speech”, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel stood with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with representatives from the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA ) and  others to announce the launch of the “Kids for King Education Initiative.”

Sam Ford, Master of Ceremony, ABC 7 News; NEA President Van Roekel, Roderick Gillum, Vice President General Motors Corporation; Harry Johnson, President & CEO  MLK Foundation, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Kym Hampton WNBA Legend; Brian MacLean, President & COO The Travelers Companies, Inc.; Byron V. Garrett, CEO The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA); Guy Vickers President, Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation; Skip Mason, President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

The initiative hopes to inspires youth from grades 3 – 12 to write an essay, create a piece of art or produce a short video about the lasting legacy Dr. King and his ideals of democracy, justice, hope and love. The program also includes lesson plans for parents and teachers to assist them in educating our young people about the legacy of Dr. King.

To learn more and download lessons plans visit Kids For King


NEA Honors the Legacy of Dr. King

NEA Honors the Legacy of Dr. King
Kids for King Education Initiative