On Monday, January 16, 2012 11 Alive's Donna Lowry covered the Holocaust Learning Trunk Project. Filming and interviews took place at Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy whose middle school students were welcomed as the most recent project participants.
The students are decorating three trunks. One of these trunks specially commemorates the life of and promotes Martin Luther King Jr.'s message. The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust is very impressed by the student's talents and insight. Pictures of the trunks being decorated are available on Facebook. Executive Director Viki Staley and Digital Media Administrator Emma Ellingson brought the "Butterflies are Free" trunk decorated by the GIVE Center East to show some of the books that accompany each trunk. Middle school teachers throughout the state can check out a trunk from their local Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) office and use the materials within the trunk to support their curriculum. To learn more about the project please visit the project's page on this website. www.holocaust.georgia.gov or get real-time updates via Twitter.