Chiefs Host Martin Luther King Jr. Discussion Ahead of National Holiday

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up this Monday, January 16, the Kansas City Chiefs and linebacker Shawn Barber hosted 25 fifth-grade students from Stony Point North Elementary at the Arrowhead Stadium Sports Lab this past Tuesday.Barber and Chiefs community correspondent Jillian Carroll led a discussion on the civil rights activist.”[Tuesday] was a great culmination of just bringing together the community, some young students and the Chiefs Ambassadors program, which is part of the Chiefs’ community caring team,” Barber said. “Any time you get a school day off, I think all kids are happy that they get a day out of school, but you have to understand the importance behind it.”You have to understand the ‘why’ and the facts, so that it’s not just a hollow holiday. Martin Luther King did so many great things, not just for school-age kids, but for the United States of America, bringing forth the topic of equality.”Barber and Carroll read the storybook, “I Have a Dream,” to the students.Stony Point North Elementary physical education teacher Ray Lipovac explained what he felt the event could mean to his classes.

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