Courage, beauty, strength, talent and unwavering faith describe Marian Anderson. Today, for MLK Jr. Day, we read When Marian Sang by Pam Ryan. This book was the perfect bridge between our current studies on the Civil War and our discussion of what this national holiday is all about.
Then to top it off, we went right into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech which was delivered in 1963 at the very same spot. I think it made an impression.