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Fifty Years Since The March

marchonwashingtonI hope to visit the Mall on Saturday for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington. You can see more about the schedule of events this weekend and through the week including an address by President Obama here. It will be a good time to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial where you can find one of my favorite MLK quotes from his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964:

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”

As Evergreen School prepares for our 50th anniversary celebration as one of the first Montessori schools in the Washington DC region next year, it has been startling to notice all the other milestones from 1964. From the beginning of Evergreen School, the passage of the Civil Rights act of 1964, MLK’s Nobel Peace Prize and the creation of the Black Student Fund (see blog post below), fifty years can feel close or far away.

With progress and set backs, we march on working to fulfill the dream for our children and students.

Have the audacity to believe.

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