Written by Amy Tenderich
| Published on January 15, 2012
A time to revere those who "think different"...
I couldn't help revisiting this inspired explanation of equal rights from my middle daughter at age 5 (she's 12 now). Ever wonder what they teach kindergarteners about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Watch this:
Enjoy your freedom, All!
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Thanks for sharing.Does Joelle know that the black people had to **earn*** the theesthe right to be treated fairly by getting ALL black people to quit riding the bus. Does she know that theblack people walked to get to work and to church?The few black people drove their cars to help otherblack people get to where they had to be if they could notnot walk. And of course, the flyers. They passedout flyers to make sure ALL black people in the greater Montgomery area knew what was going on.Walk to work. Walk home from work. Walk to grocery store. Walk home from grocery store. Walk to church. Walk home from church.This went on for the better part of a year!The bus company lost half their revenue duringthis period. The white people took notice.Probably not.Maybe when she is older ( inhigh school ? ) she will be able to appreciate howmuch effort would have gone into sustaining thiseffort for a year.
@Adam - she was 5!! Of course, we all understand more nuances as we grow up.
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