In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day the eighth graders of Manhattan Country School will lead a march on Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. During the 25th annual march students will stop at specific points along the route to give original speeches about civil rights.

Family and alumni of Manhattan Country School as well as the public are invited to join the march, which will start at Gracie Mansion at East End Avenue and 89th Street. At 1 p.m. the march will end at Manhattan Country School, which is located at 7 East 96th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues. Hot chocolate will be served at Manhattan Country School for those who stay until the end.

In the past, more than 300 people participated in the march. This year’s theme is “In 25 Years: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Struggles of the Past, Looking Toward Justice for Tomorrow.” Click hereto read the speeches featured at last year’s march.

For more information on the 2013 march and previous marches, visit the Manhattan Country School website.