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"Martin Luther King" Elementary School Celebrates Naming Anniversary

Montevideo's Public School No.178 named after American civil rights leader

Posted: November 22, 2005

Coinciding with a number of International Education Week activities, Uruguayan Public School No.178 celebrated the one year anniversary of its naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, November 18, 2005. The school is in one of Montevideo's poorest areas and enrolls over 300 children from needy families.

To celebrate the occasion, the children presented a colorful pageant on the history of the people of African descent in Uruguay, and gave readings on the life of Dr. King. The U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs officer Linda Gonzalez was invited to attend, accompanied by Assistant PAO Thomas Hamm.

The U.S. Embassy Montevideo has in the past provided assistance to this school, donating books and computers. On this occasion the Embassy donated a digital video camera and projector.

The students gave the U.S. Embassy representatives bookmarkers with the words of Martin Luther King, “If you help only one person to have hope, you would not have lived in vain”.

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Children stand in the yard of Montevideo´s Public School No.178 during renditions of the Uruguayan and the U.S. national anthems in the opening ceremonies of the one year anniversary celebration of the school´s naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Children stand in the yard of Montevideo´s Public School No.178 during renditions of the Uruguayan and the U.S. national anthems in the opening ceremonies of the one year anniversary celebration of the school´s naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) >Click to enlarge photo 

Children stand in the yard of Montevideo's Public School No.178 during renditions of the Uruguayan and the U.S. national anthems in the opening ceremonies of the one year anniversary celebration of the school's naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King.


Children performing a lively pageant on the history of the people of African descent in Uruguay during the school´s celebration of the anniversary of its naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
>Click to enlarge photo
 
Children performing a lively pageant on the history of the people of African descent in Uruguay during the school´s celebration of the anniversary of its naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) >Click to enlarge photo 
Children performing a lively pageant on the history of the people of African descent in Uruguay during the school´s celebration of the anniversary of its naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
>Click to enlarge photo
 
Children performing a lively pageant on the history of the people of African descent in Uruguay during the school´s celebration of the anniversary of its naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) >Click to enlarge photo 
Children performing a lively pageant on the history of the people of African descent in Uruguay during the school´s celebration of the anniversary of its naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
>Click to enlarge photo
 
Children performing a lively pageant on the history of the people of African descent in Uruguay during the school´s celebration of the anniversary of its naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) >Click to enlarge photo 

Children performing a lively pageant on the history of the people of African descent in Uruguay during the school's celebration of the anniversary of its naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King.


Students of Montevideo´s Public School No.178 give readings on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King during the one year anniversary celebration of the school´s naming after the American civil rights leader. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
>Click to enlarge photo
 
Students of Montevideo´s Public School No.178 give readings on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King during the one year anniversary celebration of the school´s naming after the American civil rights leader. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) >Click to enlarge photo 

Students of Montevideo's Public School No.178 give readings on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King during the one year anniversary celebration of the school's naming after the American civil rights leader.


U.S. Embassy´s Public Affairs officer Linda Gonzalez and Assistant PAO Thomas Hamm receiving bookmarkers with the words of Martin Luther King, “If you help only one person to have hope, you would not have lived in vain,” from students of Montevideo´s Public School No.178 during the one year anniversary celebration of the school´s naming after the American civil rights leader. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
>Click to enlarge photo
 
Children of Montevideo´s Public School No.178 offer bookmarkers with the words of Martin Luther King, “If you help only one person to have hope, you would not have lived in vain,” during the one year anniversary celebration of the school´s naming after the American civil rights leader. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) >Click to enlarge photo 

Children of Montevideo's Public School No.178 offer bookmarkers with the words of Martin Luther King, “If you help only one person to have hope, you would not have lived in vain,” during the one year anniversary celebration of the school's naming after the American civil rights leader. Left, U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs officer Linda Gonzalez and Assistant PAO Thomas Hamm receiving their bookmarkers.


The U.S. Embassy´s Public Affairs officer Linda Gonzalez holds her right hand over her heart while thanking children, parents, and teachers of Montevideo´s Public School No.178 for the warm welcome she received during the one year anniversary celebration of the school´s naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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The U.S. Embassy´s Public Affairs officer Linda Gonzalez presents school principal Carmen Lopez with a digital video camera and projector donated to the school by the Embassy during the one year anniversary celebration of the school´s naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) >Click to enlarge photo 

Left, U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs officer Linda Gonzalez holds her right hand over her heart while thanking children, parents, and teachers of Montevideo's Public School No.178 for the warm welcome she received during the one year anniversary celebration of the school's naming after the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. Right, PAO Linda Gonzalez presents school principal Carmen Lopez with a digital video camera and projector donated to the school by the U.S. Embassy.


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