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Students honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Posted on 01/08/2020

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“Spreading the Dream” is a program honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
 

Friday, Jan. 10, at 10:30 a.m. nearly 2,000 Orange County middle school students will travel to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for a special program commemorating the MLK celebration.

The African American Council of Christian Clergy, Dr. Phillips Center, Florida A&M College of Law, Orange County Public Schools, and Orlando Mayor’s MLK Commission have partnered to present “Spreading the Dream” to commemorate the MLK legacy and the Civil Rights Era.

This unique initiative will convene 40 students from each middle school in the Orange County Public School district to witness a special program. The program taking place onstage at Dr. Phillips Center’s Walt Disney Theater is designed to educate our children on the importance of the Civil Rights Era. The combined expertise of our partners will facilitate an artistic production by Miami’s Theatre South in their performance of “I have a Dream.” The “I Have a Dream” presentation is multi-media with singing, music, excerpts and historical images of the Civil Rights Movement.

The “Spreading the Dream” initiative is further augmented by a countywide essay contest. Every middle school in Orange County Public Schools will be invited to participate in an essay contest with a content focus on the Civil Rights Era. Every middle school will be afforded a $100 prize to be given to the top essayist. The overall essay contest winner will receive an additional $400 award for a total of $500.

We appreciate our business sponsors: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the Orlando Utilities Commission. 

(For more information, please contact Media Promotions at 407.317.3458 or pio@ocps.net )