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Lesson Plan: Suffering, Hope, and the Future

Illustration of protesters, some wearing shirts with the acronym for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

Young activists march and sing 

Drawing by Evan Bissell


In partnership with Beacon Press, we've created a series of six lessons as a companion to A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students.This lesson, Suffering, Hope, and the Future, focuses on King's belief that faith and redemption were central to the struggle for justice.

Andrea McEvoy Spero
English Language, U.S. History
6-8, 9-12

Essential Question

Who are the “drum majors for justice” in your life?