Flintridge Preparatory School: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Martin Luther King Day, Flintridge Preparatory School honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an incomparable leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King was an advocate for civil rights for Black people, fought against racial inequality and oppression, and spotlighted poverty and economic injustice in the U.S. He was only 39 years old when he was assassinated in 1968.

Dr. King’s life is celebrated with the MLK National Day of Service. The late Rep. John Lewis and Sen. Harris Wofford wrote legislation to make this a federal holiday in 1994.

During last Friday’s class meeting, Flintridge Prep Spanish teacher and 11th Grade Dean Mrs. Canton talked with juniors about MLK and the holiday, reminding them that for many, this is “a day on, not a day off.” All Americans are encouraged to volunteer and serve their communities today. While we are in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic, there are many opportunities to contribute to the greater Los Angeles community. Visit this link to find virtual volunteer opportunities through L.A. Works, as well as workshops.

Flintridge Preparatory School, 4543 Crown Ave., La Cañada Flintridge, (818) 790-1178 or visit www.flintridgeprep.org.






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