Each year in January we commemorate the life of a tremendously important leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday is the 15th of the month.
It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence. A time to introduce activities promoting peace - and celebrating the life of Dr. King - into the classroom, and a time to SERVE - on January 19th - in the name of this great leader.
In 1968, after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., CTA and Student CTA (SCTA) established a living memorial in the form of a scholarship fund to aide members of ethnic minorities in preparing for teaching-related careers in public education. Learn more on our Scholarships page.