MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Ahead of Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. Day, several Shelby County Schools held events to honor and remember his legacy.
One by one, second grade students at Grahamwood Elementary School recited the "I Have a Dream" speech.
School leaders say over the past week, students have learned about Dr. King's message and his hope for our nation.
“I hope they walk away that everybody is equal and that everybody is the same,” said second grade teacher Sylvia Albert. “That everybody deserves a great opportunity in the world, no matter what color, what religion, what nationality.”
Several other schools also held events to honor Dr. King.
In recognition of MLK Service Day, students at Trezevant fed first responders.
Additionally, MLGW employees participated in several activities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Workers went door-to-door of 400 homes surrounding the Orange Mound Senior Center.
They distributed kits that included LED light bulbs and other cost-saving gadgets.
Five pre-selected homes also received minor weatherization repairs.
“We at MLGW, love to serve our community,” said Terica Lamb with MLGW. “We had about 60 of our employees that came out today to assist and they just love to get out, shake hands and talk with the customers that we serve.”
For customers who want to know what they can do to save money and energy, MLGW is hosting an Energy Smart Workshop at the Orange Mound Senior Center on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6-7 p.m.