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The Civil Rights Movement Answered An Abuse of Power By Danika Cooley

The Civil Rights Movement Answered An Abuse of Power
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The Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968) answered an egregious abuse of power, one in which the color of a person’s skin dictated whether one was considered a “neighbor” or not. Martin Luther King Jr. is the most highly notarized leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, but there were countless others fighting alongside him for social justice, black and white.

As you study social injustice, the Civil Rights Movement, and ongoing racial tensions with your children, be sure to bring them back to Scripture.

  • As Christians, we are one body under the headship of Christ.
  • We are called to love one another as we love ourselves.
  • Take your kids into the Books of the Prophets and help them understand how strongly the Lord of Justice and Mercy hates the abuse of power.
  • Remind them too, that we are commanded to forgive–seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:21-22)

The Civil Rights Movement Lessons and ActivitiesFree Martin Luther King Day Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time ~ This is a neat page with YouTube videos of Martin Luther King Jr. Day songs and rhymes. — Living Montessori Now

Free Martin Luther King, Jr. Notebooking Pages ~ Your kids can use these great notebooking pages to notebook about everything they learn about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. —

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My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

One thought on “The Civil Rights Movement Answered An Abuse of Power By Danika Cooley

  1. Hi Sarah,
    Long time no see. I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how you are. I’m on WP to write the occasional blog but must admit I’ve been very lax at visiting other’s sites. I do like your Black History blog. I’ll explore further.


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