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The nation observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, named for the late activist who pioneered the American civil rights movement, as schools, including all Harker campuses, and businesses closed to create time for community service today. Born on Jan. 15, 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pioneered the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s through nonviolent protests and described his vision in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

Nation commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service

by Desiree Luo, Co-Features Editor January 16, 2023

The nation observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, named for the late activist who pioneered the American civil rights movement, as schools, including all Harker campuses, and businesses closed to create...

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the upper school is integral to promoting racial equity within our community. Especially at the upper school level, learning about Dr. King’s legacy in a thorough and informed manner allows students to better understand America’s history of racism and examine the nuances of bridging the racial divide of today.

Learning from legacy

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Managing Editor January 19, 2021

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” With these words, Dr. King persevered in his pursuit of racial justice...

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