The Home that Belongs to Me and You

Literacy NJ Student Writing

This fall, our tutors taught lessons on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students wrote the following pieces on the themes of Dr. King’s legacy.

The Home that Belongs to Me and You

Many made connections between his aspirations for our country and their own educational journeys. Others wrote about volunteerism as a means to create a more equitable and just society. Many students, new to US history, learned about Dr. King and the civil rights movement for the first time. These historical summaries resonate with our current conversation about racism and injustice. The global pandemic and events of 2020 and 2021 have opened our eyes wider to the inequity in our world. When we take the time to revisit our history we are reminded that this inequity is not new and that much work remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream of a Beloved Community.

We are thankful to all the volunteers, community leaders, and partners who join us in this mission, and to all the students who shared their ideas, stories, and dreams in this year’s magazine.

Thank you to Americorps for supporting this project!