MLK Essay Project
The Lexington MLK Day of Service Committee started in 2018 an annual project to gather essays from Lexington middle school students on topics relevant to Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and spirit.
From the numerous submissions, the MLK Day of Service Committee selects several essays to be read out loud by the students at Cary Hall during the Opening Ceremonies of MLK Day of Service, as well as at other venues during the day such as the Brookhaven Senior Center.
Topic for 2019
This year, we would like to ask you to try an exercise called the Race Card Project.
Here's what you need to do:
Think about the word "Race". How would you distill your thoughts, experiences or observations about race into one sentence that only has six words?
Then write a short essay (200-400 words) describing why you chose those 6 words.
How to Enter
Once you write your essay, please submit your essays through this link.
Some essays will be chosen to be read out by their authors at the MLK Day of Service Opening Ceremonies at Cary Hall on 1/21/19, as well as at various events during the day.
Deadline. All essays must be turned in by January 14, 2019. This will allow the MLK Day of Service Committee time to read, assess and select the essays for the readout.