Christ the King High School hosted New York State Attorney General Letitia James at a special assembly honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“We are pleased and honored to be joined by the Honorable Letitia James as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Serphin R. Maltese, Chairman of Christ the King High School’s Board of Trustees. “As New York’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Letitia James is both ‘the People's Lawyer’ and the State's chief legal officer entrusted with the responsibility of upholding the equal protections of all New Yorkers under the law.”
At the assembly, the Hon. Letitia James addressed the student body regarding the civil rights legacy of Dr. King and his values of peaceful protest and equality for all.
Students also remembered Dr. King’s legacy by reading his “I Have a Dream” speech (read by seniors Jarlyn Rodriguez and Darryl Fuller, as well as by watching a speech made by Dr. King to a Junior High School in Philadelphia in October, 1967.
Students were also treated to a musical performance to commemorate the occasion by the CK Chorus featuring juniors Evenunye Afeto and Dante McDonald, led by CK Chorus Director, Mrs. Heather Arzberger.
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