King Day 2021

African American Museum in Philadelphia & DREAMLINE.ORG
present

DREAMING & DOING:
JOINING DR. KING’S LEGACY WITH AAMP & DREAMLINE

WELCOME

Welcome. Welcome your future self, welcome your dreams, and welcome your actions. Today we honor the legacy of Dr. King by joining it with dreamline.

GET SET

  1. GET A piece of paper about 8.5x 11 in. lined is OK but no lines even better.
  2. GET Something to write or draw with–pen, pencil, markers, etc.
  3. AT THE TOP OF THE PAPER write “Dear Future Self,” Skip a line. Then write, “I have a dream that…” STOP – for now.

INTRODUCTION

AAMP and Dr. King’s Legacy

This is a selection of photos from the museum’s collection.

welcome message from
Dr.Charesse Ford
Curriculum Consultant and Advisor

The Dreamline Project helps young people around the world believe in their dreams
–because that changes everything.

Click image for interactive map.

Dreamline cultivates imagination, awareness, community and change by engaging people to listen, reflect, create, and share their dreams.

Participants create Dream Banners, uniformly sized expressions of dreams to share with the world in words and art.

They connect them online and in physical spaces where possible.

Dreamline World
is a free mobile app
iPhoneAndroid

LET’S GO!


LISTEN

Special Guests From
Longstreth Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia

GO TO
dreamline.org/gallery.
type


#mlk


into the Keyword search and hit Search.

What do you notice about these banners?
What makes them powerful? 

Some people say dreams don’t matter.
Do you think Dr. King would agree or disagree?
Why?


REFLECT

When you think of Dr. King, what are the first three words you think of?

What are some other words for INJUSTICE?

THINK OF SOME EXAMPLES OF INJUSTICE–in the world, where you live, in your own life?

HOW OLD do you think Dr. King was when he took a stand against injustice publicly by writing about it in a newspaper, The Atlanta Constitution?

“Almost all the movement in that period, almost all critical thought, almost all critical decisions were made by the young. “

Go to 4:54 in video below or CLICK HERE. Stop at 5:57.

“But the other day, because this is America, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else’s cotton went to the polls and picked her youngest son to be a United States Senator.”

Go to 0:17 in video below or CLICK HERE. Stop at 0:44


CREATE

How old will you be in 20 years from now?

GET
Your paper with “Dear Future Self”
& pencil or markers.

What are your dreams for the future?
For yourself?
For your community?
For the world?

Write them in this letter to yourself.

If you have time, write three steps you can take to make these dreams real – 1 this week, 1 this month, 1 this year.

If you have time, add decoration or drawing to get people’s attention and add to your dreams.


SHARE

Take ACTON by sharing your dream in the Dreamline global platform.

  1. TAKE A PICTURE of your Dream Banner–what you just made–with your phone. Hold it up and down. Get as close as you can to the paper.
  2. UPLOAD it with the form below.

    FOR CHILDREN OR STUDENTS UNDER 18, this has to have your parent’s name and email consent for us to put it on our site.

TO UPLOAD USE THE PHONE YOU TOOK THE PICTURE WITH
CLICK HERE

or go to this website

bit.ly/mlk21up

Watch for email or text about our big DREAM SHOUT soon! Attend to share out your dreams and get inspired by others!

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly…

–Langston Hughes

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