Civil Rights Day!!
On January twenty-first it is Civil Rights Day. However, this holiday only takes place in New Hampshire and Arizona. This year that is going to change, on Tuesday the twenty-second Veazie Community School is going to have a Civil Rights Day too.
Since the early 1990s, New Hampshire and Arizona brought together Martin Luther King Junior's birthday (A major advocate and part of civil rights history) and Civil Rights Day to honor people of all race and skin colors, national origin and ancestry, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, and religion.
The Civil Rights movement was the fight for social justice mostly in the 1950s and 1960s for black people to earn equal rights under the U.S. law. This fight was led by Martin Luther King Jr. This was just one instance of social injustice that needed to be solved amongst many more. Many other activists throughout history such as Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Andrew Young, and many more have played major roles in their counties to make them how they are today. Our work here at Veazie Community School is to abolish the stereotypes and discrimination to make everyone in our community feel welcome and safe.
We, the kids from the Veazie Community School Civil Rights Team, thought it was necessary to bring this holiday to our school and community. We will be hosting some civil rights-related activities such as learning about the meaning of civil rights and trivia. Our civil rights team is very excited to celebrate with the rest of the school and we hope you are too!