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Mandela and Gandhi are well‑known for their inspirational speeches. Gandhi delivered his famous “Quit India Speech” in Mumbai in 1942. Do you agree with the saying “speech is silver and silence is gold”?
Sign in Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) in the 1930s.
Compare it with the photograph in Mission 1 (May I sit next to you?).
Write a definition of segregation and illustrate it with a photograph.
Discuss the meaning of “separate but equal”.
Thomas Rice as Jim Crow, mid 19th century.
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Exercice 2 : The Jim Crow Laws
Have a look at the picture and say as much as you can. Use link words.
Watch the video and pick out words you understand.
Who is Jim Crow? What was the goal of the Jim Crow laws?
Where and when, in the USA, were these laws applied?
Present the American Civil War to your class.
Martin Luther King delivering his famous speech, “I have a dream”, August 28, 1963.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream today…
This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
King, Martin L., Jr. “I Have a Dream”. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D. C., August 28, 1963.