March 19, 2019

Featured Source: Martin Luther King, Jr. – Why we can’t . . .

Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter-length portrait, standing, facing front, at a press conference

Albertin, Walter, “Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter-length portrait, standing, facing front, at a press conference.” 1964 June 8. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

The last word in the sign next to Martin Luther King, Jr. is mostly covered by a microphone. List the word that you think is on the sign and why you think that.

Read about a book written by Martin Luther King, Jr. and investigate a few related primary sources. Describe what you learned. What do you think he might have been talking about at this press conference?

For what situation today would you use the slogan on the sign? Explain your choice.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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