Students clean up museum on MLK Day
DONALDSONVILLE - A group of Donaldsonville High School students gave back to the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by cleaning up around the River Road African American Museum.
It's all part of celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. while learning about African American history in the Donaldsonville community. The students planted crops, raked leaves, cut grass and spruced up around the museum.
"Well we're hoping that they will learn that by giving back to the community that they are contributing in the same way that Martin Luther King Jr. and many of their parents, forefathers and foremothers did in fighting for the rights of equality," said museum director Kathe Hambrick-Jackson.
The museum also wants the students to learn how to give back year-round.
"We really take things for granted and we do other things like this," said Donaldsonville High senior Rondell Comeaux. "We don't really do this everyday, so I mean it really opens our eyes and shows us how our grandparents and others had to live in the city."
"It's very important. It helps us get knowledge about our ancestors and how much they went through to get us here today," said Donaldsonville High junior Keshawn Smith.
The students got a free tour of the museum for all of their hard work.