Watertown Students and Adult Volunteers Create Mural of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Principles of Nonviolence

Boys & Girls Club – Middle School and High School students were joined by adult volunteers during April vacation week to create a new mural for the community to enjoy. The giant work of art is on display on the back wall of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. The mural, which takes up the length of the wall, features many quotes and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., specifically his six principles of nonviolent conflict resolution. The mural is a result of a major collaboration across many community entities, including the school department, Boys & Girls Club, police department, the Watertown Free Public Library, and World in Watertown.

On Thursday, June 7, a ceremony officially unveiling the completed mural will be held behind the Boys & Girls Club. The ceremony will begin at 3:30pm and be attended by Dr. Bernard Lafayette, who has visited Watertown numerous times in the past few years to train Watertown students and adults in Kingian nonviolence. Dr. Lafayette was also a close friend of Dr. King.

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Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
Kenny Elas, Videographer
Mark Aiello, Videographer
April 26, 2018

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