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Conner Prairie, Lawrence high school students honor King with virtual events

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — Conner Prairie, a living-history museum in Fishers, is honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a new online exhibit and documentary highlighting his legacy.

Some of the leaders on the project are local high school students.

As a part of a new virtual exhibit at the museum, Martin Luther King Jr.: A Legacy of Social Justice, four high school students from Lawrence North and Lawrence Central high schools put together a short film documentary. WLFI produced the project and, according to Conner Prairie, the film speaks on how King’s work has evolved into today’s Black Lives Matter movement.

Watch the video for “All Indiana” reporter Randall Newsome’s full interview with Norman Burns, Conner Prairie’s chief executive officer.

During King Day, visitors were also granted free admission to visit Conner Prairie’s outdoor grounds.