NEW PALESTINE — Most of their parents – and even some of their grandparents – weren’t yet born when Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most famous and influential speeches in American history on Aug. 28, 1963.
Yet, as the kindergarten students in Kelli Whitaker’s class at Brandywine Elementary School learned about King’s “I Have a Dream” speech Wednesday, it was as if the late civil rights leader had addressed the class himself.
They drew pictures. They talked about bad things people do because of differences in skin color. And they learned they can make the world a better place, too.