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Martin Luther King Jr. 10-Minute Mini Downloadable Musical Play

Martin Luther King Jr.
10-Minute Mini Downloadable Musical Play
Ron Fink and John Heath

This 10-minute review of legalized racial segregation and Martin Luther’s King, Jr.’s role in the Civil Rights movement is a different kind of show for Bad Wolf. You won't find our usual silly humor here. Also, in addition to two songs sung by the entire class, the dialogue is spoken by narrators and the chorus (rather than by invented characters). And finally, much of the script comprises a recounting of specific Jim Crow laws and selections from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. We felt that the facts of segregation and the powerful words of King in response speak far more vividly and eloquently than anything we could invent. And there is still lots of curriculum packed into these few pages.

Key Tems and Concepts

In addition to presenting fifteen distinct Jim Crow laws and excerpts from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, this 10-Minute Mini refers to and reinforces students’ familiarity with the following aspects of the history of racial segregation and Martin Luther King’s role in the Civil Rights Movement:

  • Reconstruction disenfranchisement    
  • “separate but equal”    
  • segregation    
  • non-violence    
  • Brown v. Topeka Board of Education    
  • civil disobedience    
  • Rosa Parks    
  • Montgomery bus boycott    
  • March on Washington    
  • Nobel Peace Prize    
  • Letter from Birmingham jail    
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964    
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Song List

1. Separate but Equal
2. He Had a Dream

Please Click Here to review the first third of this play and listen to sound clips.

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Illustrated Play with Music Tracks
Downloadable, Illustrated Script with Teacher's Guide, Vocal and Instrumental Music Tracks - SINGLE LICENSE
Item: 8823-DPLAYMA
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