Our videos and articles this month are in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- We start with his Letter from Birmingham Jail. From the Birmingham jail, where he was imprisoned as a participant in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote this letter. It was his response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South.
- Website: National Park Services African American Network. The African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 authorizes the National Park Service to coordinate and facilitate Federal and non-Federal activities to commemorate, honor and interpret “…the history of the African American Civil Rights movement; the significance of the civil rights movement as a crucial element in the evolution of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and the relevance of the African American Civil Rights movement in fostering the spirit of social justice and national reconciliation. Explore the designated Civil Rights landmarks of this powerful network.
- Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers - Children’s problems include adapting to a new classroom, bullying by classmates, or abuse at home, but resilience is the ability to thrive despite these challenges. Can be paired with the Redefining Resilience video below.
Biography’s video Martin Luther King Jr.: Risked Life for Civil Rights
Trailer for the PBS film series Eyes on the Prize
PBS Video: Bree Newsome on Eyes on the Prize
Black Mental Health in America: Redefining Resilience