What impact does Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech have today? Is it still relevant? Is it, perhaps, more relevant than ever?
What does race mean to you? Do you discuss race in your classroom or library? Do you make sure that the materials you use with your students are reflective of a diverse range of people? The anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is a fantastic chance to talk about race with your students.
This month one year ago, Michael Brown was killed and the country watched the town of Ferguson, Missouri spin into chaos. Race, discrimination, police brutality, and violent protest became topics of conversation in homes, schools, places of work, churches, grocery stores, sidewalks--wherever people gathered.