Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shorts Program
Run Time: 60 min.
Stories about Dr. King and his ideals and contemporaries as interpreted by Weston Woods Studios. Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and narrated by Michael Clarke Duncan; Coretta Scott, Ntozake Shange’s tribute to Coretta Scott King’s civil rights movement; Rosa, about how Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Alabama, by Nikki Giovanni; Newberry Honor winner Show Way, the journey of eight generations of quilt making (a “show way”), which has been passed down from slavery to the present day, by Jacqueline Woodson; Amazing Grace, about a girl who wins the part of Peter Pan, even though she’s discouraged by her classmates from trying out because she’s black and a girl, by Mary Hoffman, and He’s Got the Whole World, an adaptation of the beloved folk song, by Kadir Nelston. Ages 5-10