The Tubman African American Museum played classroom today for students that had the day off from school.
The kids were given a chance to march the streets of Macon, then return to the museum where they drew a mural to show what they learned.
Most of the middle school students said they learned about how Dr. King was a peaceful man, who wanted the white people and the black people to get along.
The museum's Director of Education, Anita Ponder, says getting students to come and learn like this, helps them in the classroom.
"At the end of the day the purpose of these workshops is to try to improve the reading and math scores of kids who are a little under where they need to be...Maybe a book is not the way to reach them, so we try to enhance what they're learning in school," she says.
The kids drew pictures representing Dr. Kings 'I Have a Dream' speech, his times in jail, and his marches.
The students did not have school today, because of Martin Luther King day. Ponder says she was surprised so many students came to learn, even though they didn't have to on their day off.