por Barbara Radner
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965
- Jessica McBirney
The impetus for and impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are discussed in this informational text.Pair “The Voting Rights Act of 1965” with “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America” and ask students to discuss the impact Dr. King had on the law. What did the Voting Rights Act of 1965 guarantee or protect?
The Sit-In Movement
This informational text discusses the different forms of peaceful protests that civil rights activists employed during their struggle for equality.Pair “The Sit-In Movement” with “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America” and ask student to discuss this peaceful form of protest. How did Dr. King inspire or instruct this form of non-violent protest? How did people react to this? What was this form of protest looking to achieve?
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
The informational text “Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott” explores one moment of resistance that inspired countless others and resulted in breakthrough changes in the United States.Pair “Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott” with “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America” and ask students to further discuss the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott. Who took part in the boycott? What impact did it have on the Civil Rights Movement?
- Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
In “Marian’s Revolution,” Sudipta Bardhan Quallen describes the life of Marian Anderson, an African American singer, who helped combat racial discrimination in the early 1900s.Pair “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Changing America” with “Marian’s Revolution” and ask students to discuss how Martin Luther King, Jr. and Marian Anderson contributed to change in America. How did both King and Marian challenge racism? King was known for non-violent protests. Do students consider Marian’s performance at the Lincoln Memorial a form of protest? Why or why not?
Justice for All
- Lynn Rymarz
In the informational text “Justice for All,” Lynn Rymarz discusses Ida B. Wells’ fight for justice against the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.Pair “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America” with “Justice for All” to provide students with another important contributor to the Civil Rights Movement. How did Ida B. Wells and Martin Luther King, Jr. fight for racial justice? How do students think Wells’ and King’s actions inspired others?
Cesar Chavez: His Fight for the Farm Workers
- Barbara Bloom
In the informational text “Cesar Chavez: His Fight for Farm Workers,” Barbara Bloom discusses Cesar Chavez’s activism to improve farm workers’ rights.Pair “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America” with “Cesar Chavez: His Fight for the Farm Workers” and ask students to compare Martin Luther King, Jr. with Cesar Chavez. What were these two activists attempting to change? What tactics did they use to create positive change? What goals did they have in common? Would Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez have worked well together? Why or why not?
The Two Travelers
- Maude Barrows Dutton
In Maude Barrows Dutton’s retelling of the folktale “The Two Travelers,” two men are given the chance to complete a series of difficult tasks to receive a reward.Pair “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America” with “The Two Travelers” and ask students to discuss different types of leaders. What qualities did Martin Luther King, Jr. have as a leader? How does this compare to the qualities that the people in the folktale were looking for in their king? What traits do you think encouraged people to want to follow these two leaders?
How Salt Shook an Empire
- Sara Wilson Etienne
In the informational text “How Salt Shook an Empire,” Sara Wilson Etienne discusses Mahatma Gandhi’s march to protest the British government’s tax on salt.Pair “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America” with “How Salt Shook an Empire” to provide students with information about another activist who didn’t believe in violence. Ask students to compare the peaceful ways that Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi protested. How did both activists contribute to important change?