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Civil Rights Activist Inspires Students

Earlier this month, juniors at Kent-Meridian High School met with civil rights advocate Sheyann Webb-Christburg and created art inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students pose with digital art they created.

In a partnership with Microsoft, our students used digital art tools to create visual interpretations of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Microsoft displayed our students' artwork on their campus and told them about internship and career opportunities.

Students also had the opportunity to hear from Webb-Christburg, who marched with Dr. King, Rep. John Lewis, and others in 1965 Selma, Alabama, in what became known as the Bloody Sunday march when she was only 8-years-old. She encouraged our students to be the “voices of change and the instruments of peace.”

Webb-Christburg reminded them that, “The most important thing is that you know what’s right, and do what's right." She said, “When you help others you are helping yourself.”