Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is being honored with a day of service across the country, including here in Chicago.
More than 300 volunteers joined state and local leaders Monday at Parkside Elementary School to paint inspirational murals in the hallways and classrooms.
The event was part of the city’s MLK Day of Service, which commemorated Dr. King’s life and legacy. This is the 29th year that the city has observed the day of service.
The school will have a total of 27 murals painted.
Before the artwork began, state and local leaders discussed its significance at an opening ceremony.
This is just one of several activities planned for Monday.
Volunteers will be at the school all afternoon to finish the artwork.
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