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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