by Jesús Colón
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For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait'
- Michele Norris
On August 28, 1963, approximately 250,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was at this event where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. In this special series from NPR’s Morning Edition, reporter Michelle Norris looks back on this important moment in Civil Rights history.Pair “For King’s Adviser Fulfilling the Dream Cannot Wait” with “Little Things Are Big” to generate a conversation among your students about the effects of prejudice. Ask them to consider prejudice has evolved over the years and how it shapes how people interact with each other.
Segregated From Its History, How 'Ghetto' Lost Its Meaning
- Camila Domonoske
A history of the word 'ghetto' from the early 19th century to today shows how past prejudice seeps into everyday slang.Pair “Segregated from History” with “Little Things Are Big” and ask students how prejudice can manifest in seemingly harmless ways. In what ways can prejudice emerge? How do some of these experiences grow to have larger impacts?
The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
- Jessica McBirney
The bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1960s was both a tragic and pivotal event of the Civil Rights movement.Pair “The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing” with “The Little Things Are Big” and ask students to discuss whether Colón’s fear to the woman if she needed help was justified, based on their knowledge of race relations in this time period. How would they have reacted in this situation?