“Much of Mr. Miller’s work reflected the spirit of the emerging civil rights movement. His magnum opus, the “King Mural,” depicts the life and work of Dr. King. Seven feet high and 56 feet long, it was commissioned by the library and was unveiled in January 1986 for the first observance of Dr. King’s birthday as a national holiday.” – The NY Times
Thanks to the Miller Family and the Rotary Club of Montclair, a copy of Don Miller’s The Martin Luther King Freedom Mural at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. is permanently installed at MPL. It serves as a tribute and learning tool for this important legacy of American history and Montclair history.
A Montclair artist, Miller painted the mural in his studio at 180 Bloomfield Avenue. MPL’s version, called a maquette, was a model used by Miller as a guide when creating the larger work, and had been in the Miller family’s possession for years. The great American pianist Don Shirley’s elegant music often served as an inspiration for the artist for the creation of this monumental tribute to Dr. King.
Several of the historic figures portrayed in the work came to Montclair for the mural, including Mrs. Rosa Parks, the heroine of the Montgomery Bus Boycott; Dr. Caroline Goodman, the mother of the slain CORE worker Andrew Goodman; Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy; Mrs. Dorothy Cotton from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Atlanta’s Mayor Andrew Young; Rev C.T. Vivian; and Rev Wyatt Tee Walker.
To mural is available for viewing on the second floor of the Main Library. Guides are available at the reference desk.
The Making of the King Mural
presented by Craig Miller on February 1, 2017
Montclair resident’s King mural now at Public Library
Montclair Times, February 6, 2017
This sample is one of my freebies for the month of June.
As per customer request, these monthly homework charts are now editable. You can even save the information you entered (just save under another file name).
The calendar is customized for the 2015-16 school year (August through June), and include activities for each weekday, all of them aligned with Kindergarten Common Core. Includes letter for parents explaining how it works. As all my other homework calendars, it will be updated once the school year is over.
If you are not familiar with this tool, this is how I use it. Basically, I insert the chart for the current month in each student’s folder. Students pick at least 3 activities per week to complete, although, in the past I had students completing the whole chart. As they complete each activity, they color the corresponding box, and parents initial it. At the end of the month, I replace the chart with the new month. Simple and organized.
Kindergarte Homework Calendar EDITABLE 2015-2016
Graphics &/or fonts copyright Dianne J. Hook.
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