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The Local and the National

As I reread the March trilogy, I kept thinking about, as I’ve written about recently, the things that March doesn’t cover in regard to the Civil Rights Movement. Like I’ve mentioned before, this is understandable, especially since the trilogy centers on John Lewis and his work. Today, though, I want to talk about ways that educators can use March as a starting point to … Read More The Local and the National


“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

“The ill-conceived protests cannot be presented with the sensible way of presenting a grievance.” Where did this quote come from? It came, slightly altered, from a 1963 newspaper article condemning the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, the event where Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his famous “I Have A Dream Speech.” You know, the one where he says that he dreams that … Read More “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”