Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Time to Speak:

This is a lesson for school children and teens brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance program. It frankly, in these days, needs to be learned by more adults it seems then children, though those same adults, parents, granparents and other relatives, friends, neighbors, strangers and talking heads of many media outlets are showing just wasn't learned, nor wanted to be, when they were young!

A Speech by Charles Morgan

* Level:
* Grades 6 to 8
* Grades 9 to 12

* Subject:
* Social Studies

In this lesson, students will study Morgan’s speech to better understand the civil rights movement and the value of speaking out against injustice.

On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, four young girls—Addie Mae Collins (14), Denise McNair (11), Carole Robertson (14) and Cynthia Wesley (14)—were attending Sunday school at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. They died—and several others were injured—when a bomb blast ripped through the church. The bomb had been placed there by four Ku Klux Klan members. {visit for rest of information}

You will find this video at the site as well:

You will also find much more information as well as lesson plans and more.

If one is calling themselves, or sympathizing with, these so called 'teabaggers' and aren't calling out those around you or those you watch or listen out for the racist remarks, posters, whatever, guess what, you're no different then them! That goes for any so called political party they affiliate themselves with.

If you supported, or were with others who did, the recent damaging rhetoric on burning a religious groups Sacred book, especially using the umbrella of another religion you think espouses intolerance like that, then you are as much guilty of any destructive blowback that has or may result from these types of actions! Those who seek to minimize any reporting, suppressing the dangerous issue and not how it was being reported, are just as guilty!

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