Students will understand the following:
* Dr. Martin Luther King was a strong advocate of nonviolent protest and fought for civil rights for all Americans with an eloquence that can be found in speeches such as his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
* Throughout U.S. history, certain groups of people have been discriminated against for characteristics as superficial as the color of their skin. That racism still exists despite the passage of laws that make it illegal.
* Stereotypes can lead people to make unfair judgments about individuals and groups.
* Segregation is hurtful and unfair to those discriminated against.