Bulls observe MLK holiday with local children atIllinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
January 18, 2009 – In recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Bulls center Jerome James spent the afternoon on Saturday, January 16 with 30 children from the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club celebrating the civil rights leader’s birthday.
Beginning at 2:30 p.m., James and children toured the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, including its Miller Family Youth Exhibition, which focuses on speaking out against bullying, racism, intolerance and discrimination – a key message of Martin Luther King, Jr.
During the tour, the group had an opportunity to read and discuss Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream,” speech, followed by a conversation with a Holocaust survivor.
Likely the last international institution of its kind built with the active participation of Holocaust survivors, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is the largest facility in the Midwest dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the Holocaust and to teaching current generations to fight hatred, indifference and genocide in today’s world. To learn more, visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.