Dr. Cindy Stevenson remembers the day of the assassination of Dr. King.
Martin Luther King was killed in April of 1968. On the day after he was killed, the head boy, Denny Nakayama, recited his “I have a Dream” speech on the intercom rather than doing the pledge of allegiance. It was quite a shock. Denny told me years later that they almost did not let him graduate. I think it was such a powerful moment for a school full of white middle class kids!