African American Museum in Philadelphia & DREAMLINE.ORG
DREAMING & DOING:
JOINING DR. KING’S LEGACY WITH AAMP & DREAMLINE
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 A piece of paper about 8.5x 11 in. lined is OK but no lines even better.
- GET Something to write or draw with–pen, pencil, markers, etc.
- AT THE TOP OF THE PAPER write “Dear Future Self,” Skip a line. Then write, “I have a dream that…” STOP – for now.
AAMP and Dr. King’s Legacy
Educational Programming Coordinator
This is a selection of photos from the museum’s collection.
Dr. Charesse Ford
Curriculum Consultant & Advisor
The Dreamline Project helps young people around the world believe in their dreams
–because that changes everything.
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.
Special Guest Presenters from
School District of Philadelphia
Sakane and Akaiah
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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?
TAKE THE POLL
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?
TAKE THE POLL
“Almost all the movement in that period, almost all critical thought, almost all critical decisions were made by the young. “
“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.”
Sen. Warnock was elected 57 years, 4 months, and 8 days after the March on Washington.
How old will you be 20 years from now?
Your paper with “Dear Future Self”
& pencil or markers.
What are your dreams for the future?
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.
Take ACTON by sharing your dream in the Dreamline global platform.
- 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.
- 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
or go to this website