AASA Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – April 5, 2018 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death.

“A half century ago in Memphis, Tenn., an assassin’s bullet killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This was an American hero, whose infamous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial five years prior to his untimely death, signaled a sharp turn in the civil rights movement across the country. This was a strong movement calling for freedom and justice for all Americans, regardless of race, economic status or zip codes.

“Dr. King’s fight for equality for his fellow Americans can still be felt a generation later in our hometowns. I’ve seen firsthand that scores of superintendents and other public education thought leaders today are committed to equity in educational opportunities, reducing racial disparities and aiding young children who need our help the most. On the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death, we must continue to speak out for the vast number of children not receiving the quality education they are entitled to in order to fulfill their dreams.

“The memory of Dr. King and what he meant to this great nation must never be erased from our minds.”


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.