Black History Month: Students explore the life of Dr Martin Luther King

Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. Pic credit: PA

Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. Pic credit: PA - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

Students explored the story of an American civil rights activist and learnt more about equality and diversity as part of a college’s Black History Month activities.

John Akinde, third from left, brought the story of Martin Luther King to life for students. Pic: Ka

John Akinde, third from left, brought the story of Martin Luther King to life for students. Pic: Kate Bishop - Credit: Archant

Motivational speaker John Akinde gave a talk to the students at Barking and Dagenham College on how prejudice and discrimination impacts on individuals and ways that racial equality and inclusion can be built.

He also hosted a second session called ‘I have a dream’ which brought the story of Martin Luther King to life.