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Rosa Parks Changed The Rules

Education World – Gary Hopkins

“In this activity, students listen to or read a selection describing the events of December 1, 1955. Then they read the rules that people had to follow on the bus. They label an illustration of the bus to reflect those rules. Read aloud to students a book about Rosa Parks. If you are unable to locate a book, you can read the story that follows:.” (more)

To-Do: Teach a child about Martin Luther King Jr.

The Observer-Dispatch – Editorial

“If you do nothing else today, discuss Martin Luther King Jr. with a young person – a son, a daughter, a nephew, a niece, any child. It’s important to the future of this nation that they know who he was. King embodied what this nation should be about. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on Jan. 15, 1929, and is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights. King dedicated his life to speaking out against the injustice and indignity that infects our nation. And his passion cost him his life.”(more)

Her father desegregated America’s public schools. Now, she champions charter schools.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Maureen Downey

“As we approach Martin Luther King Day on Monday, civil rights and Dr. King’s legacy are at the forefront of the national dialogue. For me, the struggle for civil rights is directly tied to the struggle to ensure that children of color can sit in the classrooms of excellent public schools just like their white peers. This belief in the centrality of education is both personal and practical. On the personal level, it is so important to me because my father, Oliver Brown, was part of the brave group of parents who filed the lawsuit against the Topeka, Kansas Board of Education. The Supreme Court case that resulted, Brown v. Board of Education, paved the way for children of color like me to have educational options that were closed off to us before.”(more)