Originally posted on Maryland Episcopalian, written by James Woody
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, our Sutton Scholars participated in a virtual day of service, which included:
A screening of the Spike Lee film, 4 Little Girls, which documented the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL on September 15, 1963. During this tragic event, four African American girls were killed as they innocently attended Sunday School. The film highlighted the key role young people played in the Civil Rights movement. The discussion that followed the film gave the Scholars the opportunity to process the event and to consider its impact on race relations today and how they might have reacted if they had been alive at the time of the awful tragedy.
Diocese of Maryland Youth! Missioner Kate Riley joined the event as a volunteer. “It was powerful to see mentors and youth talk about such heart-breaking matters. Mentors of various ages offered amazing insight and wisdom. The Scholars were invested and had great hope for the future.”