A person doesn't make history themselves, and as we construct the master narrative of one of the most influential time periods in American history, we must ask, what is it that we know and what is missing? Dr. Butler helps break down the Letter from a Birmingham Jail and discusses the Civil Rights Movement's lesser-known parts.
Dr. J. Michael Butler is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College in St. Augustine. Through groups like the Florida Humanities Council, Dr. Butler has worked with teachers to introduce the history of American race relations to students honestly and effectively.
A Case for Reading the Whole Document- Teaching AP Government Post
"I Have a Dream" (https://www.npr.org/2010/01/18/122701268/i-have-a-dream-speech-in-its-entirety)
The "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (http://okra.stanford.edu/transcription/document_images/undecided/630416-019.pdf), "Beyond Vietnam" (https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/beyond-vietnam)
"A Call for Unity" (https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/sites/mlk/files/lesson-activities/clergybirmingham1963.pdf).
Post-Civil Rights Era Music: https://www.c-span.org/video/?478352-2/post-civil-rights-era-music