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Honoring MLK: A Teach-In

Holderness School honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But what does it mean to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Director of Equity and Inclusion, Jini Sparkman answers the question of how we honor Dr. King: “It means service. It means education. It means actively and intentionally working towards making our world a more equitable and inclusive place.”
Today and tomorrow, Holderness School is celebrating Dr. King’s life with a “teach-in.” Many faculty members have voluntarily chosen to teach in the spirit of Dr. King's legacy. Ms. Sparkman continues, “We will teach with intentional inclusion of silenced and often forgotten peoples, histories, societal advancements, technological and mathematical developments, and scientific achievements. It takes courage to make positive change. Dr. King taught us that sometimes, you must sit. Sometimes, you must march. Our power lies in our teaching. Thus, we will TEACH-IN.” 
Below is a list of classes participating in the Teach-In over the next two days:
  • A Rhetorical Look at MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • Charles Moore: I Fight with My Camera “ Civil Rights Photographer
  • Climate Justice – How Does Climate Change Affect People Disproportionately?
  • The Chipko Movement
  • “Cueca sola” and the “Madres de lay Plaza de Mayo” – peaceful protests against Argentina/Chile dictatorships of the 70s (in Spanish)
  • Discrimination in Biomedical Research and Treatment Including Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments and Precision Medicine Aimed at Caucasians
  • Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, and the United Farm Workers Union
  • Ecuador Indigenous People and Democratic Process
  • Emmett Till and the Start of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Exploring the Interaction of Genes and Culture in Producing the Concept of Race
  • HeLa Cells and Henrietta Lacks
  • Issues of Social Justice in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables (in French)
  • Langston Hughes Poetry: He, too, Has a Dream.
  • Loving vs. Virginia (1967 Supreme Court Decision on Interracial Marriage)
  • Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story Comic Book (1957)
  • MLK’s speech at the APA Annual Convention to Social Scientists
  • Neil Degrasse Tyson, Marie Curie, Albert Baez And Game-Changing Physicists
  • NH State Legislature re: Transgender Rights
  • News That Inspires Poetry: A Look At Dudley Randall’s “Ballad Of Birmingham: On the Bombing of a Church in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963” and the newspaper articles written about this event.
  • The Out of Africa Hypothesis
  • Race and Individual Senior Thesis Topics
  • Racism and the Brain (the cognitive and psychological impacts of racism on the brain)
  • RENT: Exploring Jonathan Larson’s Award-winning Musical, which Chronicles a Year in the Life of NYC Artists and Addresses the Issues of Homelessness, Homosexuality, Homophobia, AIDS, and Drug Addiction Ending with the Simple and Important Message that All Love is Equal.
  • Rev. King's Sermon:“The Drum Major Instinct” (abridged) with Scripture and Discussion
  • Rhetorical Shifts in MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • Semi-authoritarian States or Hybrid Regimes, How Have Civil Rights Evolved?
  • Sounds Beyond the Dream Speech: Resistance Music and Poetry at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (listening, viewing, and discussion)
  • Tiananmen Square Protests
  • W.E.B. DuBois, The Niagara Movement’s Declaration of Principles and Viewing of The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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