Met Museum Honors Young Artists Inspired By Martin Luther King
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art paid tribute Saturday to students whose artwork honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Students from kindergarten through 12th grade submitted art inspired by King's "I Have A Dream" speech.
The winning piece, "Until Justice Rolls Down Like Water" by 11th grader Olivia Kinloch of New Jersey, seen above, depicts people who would ignore pleas for justice as hiding under umbrellas.
"I learned a lot about the feelings of people during that time, and how we're still not done trying to work for freedom for everybody," the winner said.
NY1's political anchor Errol Louis, who emceed the event, said, "This is a whole different way of getting at it. And this is the kids' interpretation of the speech. So it's a way to find out what young people have on their minds."
Ten cities across the country participated in the "Dream 50" art contest. Grand prize winners for each city will be honored in Washington this summer.