Civil rights and equality have been on the front page of the newspapers this last year and the forefront of our city streets. Today, Ensworth middle school students celebrated the Civil Rights Movement with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Assembly. Students introduced us to the life of Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall and there was a wonderful stage interview where students simulated a discussion with the Little Rock Nine and Daisy Bates, a civil rights pioneer who along with these nine teenagers fought racial barriers to become the first African-American students to attend Central High School. It was a real eye opening assembly to see how far we have come as a nation and how much further we still have to go. Enjoy your long weekend and take the time Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King with your families and reflect on his many accomplishments.