MLK International Potluck TOMORROW!

The MLK International Potluck is TOMORROW,
Thursday, January 28, from 5:30-7:30 pm!

The MLK International Potluck our school’s annual event that celebrates Dr. King’s legacy and our the international heritage of King families. The evening features community, friendship, student performances and artwork, and fabulous food!

Please bring food to the potluck dinner that reflects your family’s heritage–or something that you love to make and eat at home! If you’d like to buy and bring something, that’s fine too. No nuts or peanuts, please.

This year, we’re re-establishing the MLK Elementary tradition of singing “We Shall Overcome” at this event. For many years, King students sang “We Shall Overcome” in honor of Dr. King, and now we will again. Get ready to sing!

Here’s a version of “We Shall Overcome” by the amazing Mahalia Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTyKJjj2oC0.

Here’s an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s renowned “We Shall Overcome” speech, delivered on March 31, 1968, just four days before his death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=130J-FdZDtY. During this brief speech, Dr. King observed, “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”
We Shall Overcome lyrics:

We shall overcome,
We shall overcome,
We shall overcome, some day.

Oh, deep in my heart,
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day.

We’ll walk hand in hand,
We’ll walk hand in hand,
We’ll walk hand in hand, some day.

Oh, deep in my heart,
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day.

We shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace, some day.

Oh, deep in my heart,
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day.

We are not afraid,
We are not afraid,
We are not afraid, today

Oh, deep in my heart,
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day.

The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around some day

Oh, deep in my heart,
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day.

See you tomorrow!

 

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