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Sign of the Times: Westport Kids Learn About MLK

A group of students at the Westport Historical Society Monday made signs with inspirational messages on them in the spirit of civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

"I want people to stand up for themselves," read a sign created by 7-year-old Casey Corso.

Sign making was among the activities for children from kindergarten through fifth grade in the program celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The program focused on the theme "Take a Stand" through a variety of crafts and activities on the school holiday.

In addition to signs, children made their own "dream pillows." For this project, each child wrote a dream he or she had, and then put the piece of paper inside the custom-designed pillow. The children also participated in a Readers' Theater and decorated their own snacks, including cookies.

Hilary Gibson, education director at the Westport Historical Society, hosted the event.

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