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by President Lyndon B. Johnson

1965

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "We Shall Overcome Speech" by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

This rousing speech by President Lyndon B. Johnson was delivered right after civil rights protesters were brutally beaten on “Bloody Sunday.” This speech is considered one of the best presidential speeches in history, and eventually led to The Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Social Change & Revolution, and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "How do people create change?", and "How can we achieve peace?"

Ways to support your child: