Ed Ford, the Lead Night Custodian at Stonegate Elementary School, presented this portrait he painted of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the students at Stonegate Elementary School.
Black History Month provides meaningful opportunities for all students to celebrate the rich traditions of African Americans and recognize their contributions and achievements throughout our nation's history. We honor Black History Month and will celebrate it by learning about influential African Americans through literature, videos, posters, and projects in classrooms.
Mr. Ford said his favorite quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King are:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"Intelligence plus character- that is the true goal of education."
The portrait was unveiled to students during the Major Saver Assembly on Thursday. Mr. Ford studied at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. When he is not working at Stonegate, he spends his free time painting. Thank you, Mr. Ford, for sharing your talent with our school!