Bayard Rustin played a seminal role in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 1947, he helped plan the Freedom Rides, a tour of cities in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky designed to challenge racial segregration. Among a number of challenges in the early 1960s, he withstood violent attacks and jail time for his acts of civil disobedience.
During the Dig into Poetry and Jazz program held June 25 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s children’s room, a number of young aspiring poets were discovered. After listening to various types of jazz music and learning about some of the great jazz musicians such as Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and Ella Fitzgerald, the children experienced poetry through recitation and playing a poetry word game.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. This Wednesday, July 24, is her 116th birthday!Celebrate this record-setting role model with your children using the following books:
How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
This book is a great antidote to feeling guilty for taking time off "just" to play. The new research on the subject is fascinating. By the time you finish this book, you will see play as such a necessity to doing well at everything else in your life, you may just feel guilty for not making more time to play (if you do, that probably proves you really are suffering a play deficit, so go play!).