Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
News Archive: 03/2013
5th Graders Investigate Civil Rights History
March 05, 2013
Why is it important to learn from the past? Why and how do people struggle for social justice? What rights and responsibilities do we have in our world today? These questions guided St. Paul's Episcopal School students as they investigated the modern African American freedom struggle. Andrea McEvoy Spero, King Institute Education Director, provided primary sources and Don Jelinek, a civil rights lawyer in Mississippi from 1965-1968, shared personal experiences. Based upon their research, these young historians created beautifully illustrated children's books to share with their peers. Click here to see more about Ms. Nicole Mills and Mr. Ryan Faulkner's civil rights unit and the students' projects.