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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, students at Princeton Day School participated in special programming on Friday January 12 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.

In the Middle School, there were two special assemblies for students. In the morning, the School was honored to welcome Shirley Satterfield, a Princeton native who guides tours for the Princeton Historical Society. She presented the fascinating and complex history of Princeton through the lens of the African American experience, and discussed aspects of segregated school life to our students. In the afternoon, a group of courageous students from Deb Sugarman's theater class presented an original production of powerful monologues on the human experience with a focus on empathy and understanding. With themes ranging from suffering to hope, these students spoke from the heart.

In the Lower School, students participated in a day of service. Our Pre-K students created thank you cards to our Flik cafeteria crew and hand-delivered them today much to the delight of their recipients. The Kindergartners helped beautify our campus by picking up litter, and our 1st grade students created bird feeders in their classrooms. Our 2nd grade students and 4th grade students made Valentine's Day cards for senior citizens living in nursing homes, and the 3rd grade classes made workbooks, word searches, and crossword puzzles for children at Anam New City. Here are some photos from the day.

"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.