Civil Rights Newsletter for 01-14-05
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Our Freedom of Speech series has been put on hold to allow for the celebration of the Civil Rights Movement‘s most recognized supporter: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Just in time for Dr. King‘s birthday, please read up on this man‘s life and devotion to a cause that led to his assassination. Civil Rights Hero: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provides a brief glimpse at this extraordinary man
This Week In Civil Rights History
On January 12, 1737, John Hancock (best known for his flamboyant signature on the Declaration of Independence) was born.
Civil Rights Trivia Game
Last week‘s quiz solution:
Question:Congratulations to Bernie, who is the winner!
What is the name of the United States president who achieved the highest ever approval rating of 91%?
George Bush (1991)
This Week’s Question:
On average, which president had the most press conferences per month while in office?
If you know the answer, please e-mail me. All who answer correctly, will see their names published in the next newsletter. (Sorry, no other tangible prizes yet!)
Civil Rights News You Can Use
The “Theory of Evolution” shall henceforth be known as the “Factual Account of Evolution.“ The proof, of all places, was found in the United States Constitution! (Who would have guessed?) Educate yourself...“Ga. Evolution Stickers Ordered Removed“.
Featured Book Of The Week
“A professor of history and the noted author and editor of several books on the civil rights struggle, Dr. Clayborne Carson was selected by the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to edit and publish Dr. King's papers. Drawing upon an unprecedented archive of King's own words -- including unpublished letters and diaries, as well as video footage and recordings -- Dr. Carson creates an unforgettable self-portrait of Dr. King. In his own vivid, compassionate voice, here is Martin Luther King, Jr., as student, minister, husband, father, and world leader...as well as a rich, moving chronicle of a people and a nation in the face of powerful -- and still resonating -- change.”
Civil Rights For Kids
Martin Luther King Jr. day will be celebrated on 01-17, and it is important that our children know about this hero of the civil rights movement. Please make some time with your child(ren) to visit The Martin Luther King Jr. Project. A fascinating website with curriculum lessons complete with handouts!
Musing Of The Week
Be the change you want to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)
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