Jackson's Legacy Once Again Touching Kids at LAUSD School
Once upon a time, late pop icon Michael Jackson was a student at Gardner Street Elementary in Hollywood whose after-school activities included being in a singing group with his brothers. In 1989, the star attended a ceremony during which the school's auditorium was named in his honor. But in 2003, the name was covered up with boards.
Following Jackson's death in 2009, a group of fans campaigned the have the name restored to the campus facility, and this week, their wish was granted. The boards were removed from the auditorium and the silver letters re-revealed.
“It’s important for the District to value the artistic impact and humanitarian contribution that will be the lasting legacy of Michael Jackson,” said Los Angeles School Board member Steven Zimmer via a press release. "I’m happy that we will be recognizing and appreciating Michael’s LAUSD moment.”