St. Peter Academy Students Honor Legacy of MLK

Hundreds gathered at City Hall Plaza on April 2 to honor the legacy of MLK, Jr. as we near the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination. St. Peter Academy students, Rocco Blasi (gr. 4) and Ryleigh Clapham (gr. 3), represented the South Boston community at a commemorative reading of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”. Sponsored by the Boston Mountaintop Coalition and organized by the New Democracy Coalition, the event honored King by preserving and celebrating his final powerful speech in which he stated, “I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!” Rocco and Ryleigh joined notable Bostonians and leaders including former Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Marty Walsh, former Mayor Ray Flynn, City Councilor Ed Flynn, and Representative Nick Collins in this moving tribute to the Civil Rights leader.


St. Peter Academy in an independent, community-based private school and serves students from ages 15 months through grade 6. SPA is currently accepting applications for the limited spaces available in the year-round toddler program and for students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and grades 1-6. Appointments for individual tours can be made by contacting the Main Office at 617-268-0750 or by emailing [email protected]. Join us!