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Rather than hear me this week, I'll cede the floor to Dr. King Jr.

“I Have Been to The Mountaintop”

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My thoughts:

I was taught about MLK as a kid k-12. In college I learned more about his economic stances. On my own I learned that beyond his sense of justice, the man was a true revolutionary. 1/
I chose this speech this year because Dr. King challenges us to live up to the ideals of our nation. This is a worthy challenge, relevant now as it was then.

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I encourage you to dig into the text+ context of his speeches to peel off the layers of the man. He was more than just a civil rights leader, his ideas were far reaching beyond the idea of civil rights. His commitment to justice was inspirational.

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Dig into his work and feed your mind.

#MLK #MLKday2019

Full speech “I Have been to the mountaintop”



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I encourage you as scholars to dig into Dr. King Jrs work with the Poor People’s Campaign.

#MLK #MLKday2019

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Literacy across the school has to be reflective of student experience and not centered on one viewpoint or cultural perspective.

If nothing else we have to start there. Literacy must💯 be authentic to our students.

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This disparity has shifted immensely since the 1970s.
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