In celebration of Black History Month, CW39 in Houston spoke with the winner of the 21st Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition. Nhedrick Jabier, a fourth-grade student from Crespo Elementary, took first place in the annual competition.
Honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Houston competition featured twelve fourth- and fifth-grade students who presented original speeches answering the question, “If Dr. King were alive today, what would he say about Muhammad Ali’s contribution to society?”
“Ali used his influence to be bold and to inspire. He did it while looking pretty and that is why he's admired,” Mr. Jabier told the news outlet. “It takes a great man to modify his views. With Ali and King in similar pages, we give haters the blues.”
The full article and news clip can be accessed here.