WTHS Students Receive First-Person History Lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
United States History I students at Washington Township High School are writing essays in response to a powerful video they viewed as part of their lessons on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The video, “The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306” recounted the first-person remembrances of Reverend Samuel “Billy” Kyles who was alongside Dr. King when he was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. “From history, we learn often about people who were agents of change,” teacher Matt Kiser told his class. “That’s what Dr. King was. He encouraged peaceful demonstrations and protests to address the deep-seeded racism and segregation of America at that time and to bring civil rights issues in this country to the forefront.”