Extra! Extra! MLK Youth Rally and March

On Monday, Jan. 15, area youth gathered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union for a pre-rally program before marching to the State Capitol, where they held their annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Call to Action Program. Below are video highlights of Lincoln Public Schools students participating in the event: 

"I Am Somebody" by Rev. William H. Borders, Sr.


Lincoln High School Drum Line


Welcome by Jaden Ferguson, Lincoln Southwest High School Junior


"Black Family Pledge" by Maya Angelou
presented by Azcia' Fleming, Akeem Enriquez and Sophia Olson


"I Too" by Langston Hughes
performed by Daniel Turner, Park Middle School seventh grader


"Plaintiff vs the Educational System"
by Azcia' Fleming, Lincoln High School sophomore


Sherri Johnson, Stakeholders Recognition


"What Do You Do With an Idea" performed by the
TRACKS Empowerment Scholars of Belmont Elementary School


"Why We Stand - Why We Kneel" by Malik and Makhi Fleming, Lincoln High School Freshmen


"I'm Tired" by Javon Leuty, Goodrich Middle School seventh grader


"Headlines from Pixel to Paper" by Sophia Olson, Lincoln High School Junior


"The Headlines of a King" by Jackson Russell, Dawes Middle School seventh grader

Published: January 18, 2018, Updated: January 19, 2018