Beyond MLK Day and Black History Month: Making social justice a part of school all year round

The XQ Team
Feb 1 · 3 min read

“If you stop the average person on the street and ask, ‘Who was MLK?’ they’ll say he was a preacher, he said ‘I have a dream,’ he was shot, everyone was sad, and now we have this holiday,” Walmsley said. “But if you look at history, that’s not exactly how it happened. There’s so much more. I want the kids to look deeper.”

King’s speeches and writing covered more than just the subject of race. He spoke about economics, violence, war, law enforcement, power, politics, society — and how all those things intersect. He also challenged listeners to question their prejudices and rethink how American society should operate. In essence, he asked people to open their minds and think critically.

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The XQ: Super School Project

XQ's mission is to activate America's collective creativity to transform high schools, so every student can succeed.