History museum

MLK Jr.’s dream honored at Ohio Museum of History

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Hundreds of parents and their families spent their Monday at the Ohio History Museum honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the museum’s annual open house .

Children had the chance to learn about King through music, keynote speakers and arts and crafts, expressing what King meant to them.

Pint Size Protesters member Jamille Jones said King’s dream is still alive.

“My dream is that one day events like this can really be about building community, but that we’re not as actively fighting for the same things that MLK was fighting for years ago,” Jones said. “May this dream come true one day.”

Another parent said bringing people together – something the world needs more of – is why events like this are so important.

“It’s very important that he keeps the dream alive and also keeps the hope alive in his life as he moves forward,” said her son’s mother Natalie James. “Also not having to suffer the same injustices that MLK Jr. suffered in his day.”

James said it’s also important for his son to be around other like-minded people who can discuss the same challenges and support each other.

“Everyone should be treated fairly in society,” she said.