Martin Luther King Day is coming up this Monday.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock decided to visit Hawthorne Elementary students to talk about the upcoming holiday and the legacy of Dr. King by reading a book about him.
This reading session is part of the “Read for Peace” event put together by Montana AmeriCorps.
They will go to 32 schools across ten Montana communities this year.
The book Bullock read told a brief overview of the civil rights movement, starting with Rosa Parks and Dr. King's work.
The governor was excited to hear the reactions of the students.
“It’s good to hear, is the kids are saying, ‘what does service mean? What does helping someone mean?' Certainly, those are things that teachers are helping them understand each and every day, but it is great for them to really think about it in the context of M.L.K.,” says Bullock.
On Thursday, Central Elementary School will be visited by the First Lady of Montana, Lisa Bullock for a special reading on Martin Luther King Day.