On Monday, April 18, as a Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) Learning Coach, I had the immense privilege of escorting dozens of GCA students to the ribbon-cutting for the opening of “Georgia’s Global Peacemakers: The Carter and King Legacy Exhibition” at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The new exhibition showcases the peacemaking accomplishments of both legendary leaders and tells the story of the creation of the National Historic Site.
GCA students participating in the retelling of U.S. National Park history.
Martin Luther King III, Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest son, delivered remarks, as did Jason Carter, former State Senator and grandson of President Jimmy Carter. President Carter delivered his remarks on videotape, educating the students about his role in preserving land for our National Parks. He also spoke of the close bonds that have been forged through the years between the Carter and King families.
As you can see from the photos, it was a day both the students, and myself, will never forget! We were honored to have a front row seat to history. Peace and humanity for all was the message of the day.
GCA students meeting Jason Carter, former state senator and grandson of President Jimmy Carter
GCA students, Martin Luther King III, Andrea King and Tonette Price of GCA