Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Jill Hultin MLK PhotoFourth and fifth grade students at Brown Elementary School had the opportunity to talk about the civil rights movement with a local resident who introduced Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally in 1963. Jill Hultin, a central, Ohio native, was 21 years old when she and eight friends attended a rally in support of civil rights in Alabama. Hultin was asked to introduce King before he spoke at the rally just a few months after his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C. Opportunities such as these allow Hilliard City Schools’ students to learn about history, people in societies, geography, economics, citizenship and government through first-hand accounts. Embracing community members to be part of the learning process ensures that every student is Ready for Tomorrow.