LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – As the national holiday for legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. approaches, elementary school students in Lexington are helping to honor his legacy.
Students at Yates Elementary School are decorating brown paper grocery bags, with portraits of the civil rights leader. They’ve been learning about Dr. King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in art class.
Their teacher says the project helps them connect to King’s message of equality and change. Students say it’s helped them understand his impact.
The students are decorating more than 300 bags and they will be taken to a Kroger store on New Circle Road on Saturday. Workers there will use the bags to pack groceries this weekend ahead of the MLK holiday, which is Monday, January 20.