Artwork Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.

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Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actions and teachings, Winthrop Avenue fourth-graders utilized their individual interpretations of leadership to create a piece of art. 

After reading David A. Adler’s “A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” the students collectively identified terms to describe MLK Jr. as a leader. During a collaborative art project, each student then colored a section of a copied portrait of the civil rights leader, writing in words expressing leadership into their individual sections. The result was a colorful mosaic holding expressions and words that defined the teachings of King as they tie in with the District’s character education leadership principles.
“One piece of the mosaic does not reveal the significance of the project,” teacher Carolyn Buckley stated. “All of the work together makes this a masterpiece.”