Harlem Globetrotters and BORP Bring Wheelchair Basketball to King
Two members of the Harlem Globetrotters (Buckets & El Gato) were performing in the Bay Area last week, and dropped by King Middle School to build disability awareness. The Globetrotters played a basketball game with the students in wheelchairs for a first-hand experience of living with a disability. The game, sponsored by the Center for Independent Learning and Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP), was so successful that organizers hope to make it an annual event.
Harlem Globetrotters and BORP 2016 Photos
Harlem Globetrotters and BORP 2016 Video
Civil Rights Photojournalist at King
World renowned photojournalist Bob Fitch, a graduate of MLK Jr. Middle School (formerly known as Garfield Jr. High), presented personal stories and images of Nonviolent Movements for Change during two student assemblies at his alma mater. His lifetime photo work has been recently acquired as a Stanford University Photographic Archive.
Bob spent two years as Martin Luther King Jr’s photographer documenting the civil rights organizing activities of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). A Fitch image is the basis for the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument recently unveiled in Washington, D.C.
Civil Rights Photojournalist at King Photos