Today April 4th marks the anniversary of the death of two important leaders in the fight for black freedom--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Read little-known history about MLK’s pressure on JFK to issue a “2nd Emancipation Proclamation” on page 102 of Emancipation Proclamation “Forever Free” https://www.umiblackhistory.com Photo by Paul Schutzer, Time & Life Pictures/ Getty Images
President Abraham Lincoln and Tad Lincoln: Think! How does the picture speak to you. Why? Have 1 minute to think. Follow with a small group discussion. Silence again to think for 1 minute. Post you thoughts and WHY. Put it by the photo. Whole group discussion.
On February 2, 1955, New York Representative Adam Clayton Powell, then one of only three African Americans in the U.S. Congress, rose to argue that his colleagues should support two pending civil rights bills then before the House of Representatives... and he was beautiful as well!
The Andersson's from Sweden visited a photographer having a photo taken of the family before they emigrated. They write a letter to the brother Axel Andersson, when they arrive in Southampton on April 8 1912. On April 14, that is 6 days after the letter, their ship Titanic sinks. Think. ! How does the picture speak to you. Why? Take 1 minute to think. Follow with a small group discussion. Silence/ think for 1 minute. Post you thoughts and WHY. Put it by the photo. Whole group discussion.
This is Chicago! How does this photo "speak" to you? Why? Small groups discussion. Follow with a short written response/ or, whole group shout-out done with post-it's. Make sure each student puts their name on the post-it, along with their thoughts.