(Reposted from: Fellowship of Reconciliation USA)
As you prepare to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, and to soon celebrate Black History Month, the Fellowship of Reconciliation is excited to announce the publication of a new free, online curriculum and study guide to accompany our acclaimed 1957 comic book, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.
Developed by FOR with a longtime social studies teacher, this brand-new, extensive guide has been created to help educators, students, community leaders, and organizers explore and connect with the historic comic book that was developed and published by FOR’s Alfred Hassler in consultation with Rev. Dr. King less than a year after the Montgomery Bus Boycott’s conclusion.
Included in the guide are background readings, guiding and discussion questions, K-12 classroom lesson activities, and recommendations for additional reading and learning. Activities feature historic documents, such as Bayard Rustin’s confidential correspondence and SNCC voter education materials, as well as ideas for engaging current-day justice struggles like boycotts, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the late Hon. John Lewis’ call to make “Good Trouble.”
All of these aim to deepen, complicate, and supplement the text of the comic book itself, as well as to highlight and ask questions about connections between the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s in the United States, and various global struggles — past and present — for peace and justice.
We hope you will download these accessible PDF lessons and teaching tools, and share this resource widely — with your school, congregation, and social networks.