In January Access students had a chance to explore more about Martin Luther King. In Soroca, students listened to a presentation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., made by one of the local American volunteers, Danielle Walker. Also, our students discussed Martin Luther King’s impact on American society, as well as on international Civil Right Movement.
In Vulcanesti and Bender students had a chance to learn more about Martin Luther King’s personality and his good deeds. At the end of the session, they made posters representing Martin Luther King’s impact on American history.
King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971; the holiday was enacted at the federal level by legislation signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also rededicated for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.
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