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Martin Luther King Jr.: The Authentic Legacy
In 1983, Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a federal holiday (national observances started in 1986.) This year the holiday is observed on January 17. Help your students deeply understand and connect to King’s legacy by watching this short video and using the accompanying hands-on activities to explore how King’s leadership expanded social justice, particularly for African Americans.
 

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Connecting Dr. King's Legacy to Today's Reality
Looking for ways to help your students think deeply about both the achievements of the civil rights movement, and the enduring challenges that continue to impede social justice and equity? This eight-minute video helps students draw a line between the battles fought by King’s movement nearly five decades ago and current barriers to equality and opportunity. The accompanying support materials serve as a bridge between the past and the present, helping to set up a discussion about the unfinished agenda of King’s movement.
 

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Kids Can Be Changemakers! Let Dr. King’s Legacy Inspire Your Students
Your students are their own changemakers. This resource provides vocabulary, critical thinking questions, and discussion prompts to engage students through poetry. Discover workshops that center student voice and exploration with robust educator guides.
 

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Racism in America

Racism in America

  • Learning Media: Racism in America

    CONFRONTING ANTI-BLACK RACISM Use these materials with middle and high school students to help them understand the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States, and think about ways to address it in their own families and communities. Resources include news coverage of recent protests,…
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    Lawsuit Against County Sheriff's Office Points to Numerous Brutality Cases

    We provide local news updates on The North Bay Report Tuesday-Friday at 6:45, 8:45 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. on KRCB radio 91 and 90.9. The following is a two-part interview that aired Thursday, July, 2nd and Wednesday, July 8. The full-length interview is also available below. Subscribe to The North Bay…
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    Hope, Strength, Protest. Another Story in Photos

    Photos and Text by Diane Askew On Thursday, July 2, a daylong rally was held at Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square to protest systemic racism. The protest was organized by president Rubin Scott of the Sonoma County chapter of the NAACP. From a small stage set up on the square, local residents spoke…
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    Informe en Español: KBBF Hosts Special On Black Lives Matter Movement

    This article is a translated, partial summary of KBBF’s 30-minute special. Listen to the complete version in Spanish below. In this thirty-minute special, KBBF’s Edgar Avila speaks with Sonoma County residents about racism in our community and the Black Lives Matter movement. Guests appear in the…
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    Could Racially Motivated 911 Calls Become Hate Crimes?

    By Elizabeth Castillo, CalMatters Barbecuing at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Selling water without a permit. Both instances in which a Black person was doing something deemed criminal by a white person. Both instances in which a white person called the police. Now, as racial tensions continue to flare…
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    As COVID-19 Cases Climb, Activists Demand Equity In Response

    We provide local news updates on The North Bay Report Tuesday - Friday at 6:45, 8:45 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. on KRCB radio 91 and 90.9. Here's our North Bay Report episode for Thursday, June 25. Subscribe to The North Bay Report podcast to listen on the go. COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone, but…

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