Lakeshore Public Radio MLK Day Project

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January 20, 2014 will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday.  The official King Holiday website,, encourages to use this milestone as an opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service.  The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.

In the spirit of this day, Lakeshore Public Radio developed a project to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We recruited a diverse group of 5 students from Merrillville High School.  The students were of different age, race, color, and ethnic backgrounds.  The one thing they do have in common, is they’re all part of the current Merrillville High School Thespian Troupe.

Each of these five students were willing to sit in front of a microphone, and speak the words of Dr. King.

Thanks to Merrillville High School Students – William Akins, Nia Wells, John Irak, Christina Nillson, and Tyreak Thomas.  And, a very special thanks to Mr. Thomas Mackey from the Merrillville High School Thespian Troupe.

This is a project by Lakeshore Public Radio.


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