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sankofa bird

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.  What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?

History

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School is an exciting, positive community of lifelong learners engaged in an accountable, respectful, and nurturing environment to foster academic success. 

King Elementary was named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

students of king in classroom