*The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that a decision by two Georgia counties to use the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to make up a snow day has infuriated civil rights leaders, who say the districts are insulting the civil rights icon in his home state.
Fannin and Gilmer counties in north Georgia are calling students to class on the federal holiday after school was wiped out for the week because of the epic snowstorm that paralyzed the state.
The superintendents from the districts said they had little choice to start making up for nine days missed because of the foul winter weather this school year. But civil rights leaders said the decision was an insult to King and shows disrespect for the holiday in his name.
“It’s an opportunity for people, black and white, to reflect on what King’s dream meant for blacks and whites,” said Georgia State Conference NAACP President Edward DuBose. “And it’s humiliating to hear that school districts want to take a snow day rather than to honor Dr. King’s legacy.”
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