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Part Three: Freedom’s Ring

Illustration of activists marching

Young activists march and sing

Drawing by Evan Bissell

Instructions

  1. Play Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech website once without the text and once with the text.  Discuss with students the following questions: What is new to them? Which images stood out to them? How is it different than watching archival footage? What questions do they have about the speech?
  2. Allow student to explore the site individually. Ask them to watch interviews and to read information associated with at least four of the phrases in blue.
  3. Ask students to choose three sketches from the Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech website that represent the themes of Justice, Transformation, and Reconciliation.