Dr. King Came to Town

by Storyteller Susan O’Halloran Story Summary: Dr. Martin Luther King marches through Sue’s southwest side neighborhood in Chicago in 1966. Her family’s and neighbor’s reaction plus her own conflicted feelings rise just as the KKK makes its appearance. 

Stand Up! Redlining During the Great Migration and Marching in Marquette Park with Dr. Martin Luther King

by Storyteller Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong Story Summary: Take the journey with 14-year old Mama Edie as she relives her 1966 experience of marching through the violent streets of Marquette Park in Chicago, Illinois with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. …

Celebrating the Deeds of Martin Luther King Jr.

BIRTHDAY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : JANUARY 16, 2017   Learn more about how you can celebrate the deeds of Martin Luther King Jr. during his birthday week and throughout January by visiting http://racebridgesstudio.com/mlk

Three Assassinations: Kennedy, King, Kennedy

by Megan Hicks   Story Summary:  Megan was confused when her 9th grade classmates reacted differently to the assassination of President Kennedy than her family did. She didn’t know who was right. And then she learned to listen to what…

Black History Month

……………….. .. Celebrating Black History in Classrooms, Groups or for private reflection. Here is a selection of units and lesson plans for use in Black History Month or for of any time . . . .   Celebrating Black American…

I’m Gonna Let It Shine – It’s In All of Us

by Storyteller Bill Harley   Story Summary:  Bill gathers a group of musicians together to record an album of Civil Rights freedom songs. However, they learn that they can’t assume they are all on the same page or that underlying…

Ripples: From a Field in Mississippi to General Motors in New York

  Story Summary:  April 4, 1968 may have been the end of one dream with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. However, on that day, another began in a young woman who pushed past despair, journeying from Mississippi…

Martin and Me – A Coming of Age Story

By Stephen Hobbs Story Summary:  Growing up, Steven was involved in Boy Scouts and his church and as a teen he advocated for community development in his New Jersey neighborhood. But could he get involved in the rising black militancy…

BEACH DROWNING AND RACE RIOT

By Storyteller Susan O’Halloran Story Summary:  In researching housing history in segregated Chicago, Sue learns about the 1919 Chicago race riot. Why had she never heard of this before? For a print friendly version of the transcript, click here: Beaching-Drowning Discussion…

This site contains hundreds of ideas, texts, lesson plans and videos about race relations and diversity. These free resources are tools to help leaders. teachers, parents and anyone of good will to explore the challenge of creating bridges of cooperation…

A Change of Heart: Muslims & Whites Crossing Cultures in a Memphis Neighborhood

By Storyteller Kate Dudding Story Summary In 2010 when the members of the Memphis Islamic Center bought property on the street nicknamed Church Road, they thought they’d have a hard time proving to their Christian neighbors that they were a…

Hey, I’m Black Too! So, Where Do I Fit In?

By Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong Story Summary Because she had grown up in a predominately white community during the turbulent Civil Rights years, when Mama Edie’s new friend, Renee, went to college she learned the pain of being treated as…

On the Train to the Japanese American Incarceration Camps

by Storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki Story Summary Brenda recounts a story that was told to her by a woman who was a nurse and who, along with 120,000 of other Japanese Americans, was forced to leave her home and all…

Standing on the Wall of Derry: An Irish American Confronts the Irish Conflict

by Margaret Burk Story Summary: Finding herself on a historical tour of the Wall of Derry in Northern Ireland, Margaret discovers within herself that she is holding on to an ancestral hostility, the kind of hostility that perpetuates hatred, violence…

The Story of My Teacher

by Storyteller Kiran Singh Sirah   Story Summary:  Kiran reveals the experiences of living between two worlds: on one hand, his experiences with racism being one of the few brown boys in his town contrasted with the kindness of strangers…

Seriously…WHAT DID YOU CALL ME?!

by Storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss   Story Summary:  While getting a passport to prepare for a trip abroad, Onawumi Jean discovered that her name is not on her birth certificate. Her aunt is able to clear up the mystery by…

Special Blends: A Youthful Perspective on Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic Heritage

  Story Summary:  Amber, Misty, and Autumn – three multi-ethnic sisters – offer a sneak peek into their thoughts about self-identification. These storytellers also share a medley of emotional experiences about how they have sometimes been viewed by others. From…

How Do You Say Blueberry in Spanish?

By Antonio Sacre   Story Summary:  Antonio explores the challenges and joys of trying to raise a bilingual child. As anxious new parents, Antonio and his wife ask, “Are two languages better than one?” and find humor along the way. 

Brush the Dirt from My Heart

By Connie Regan-Blake   Story Summary:  Storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, was invited to come to Uganda by “Bead For Life”(www.beadforlife.org), an NGO helping women lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Many of them are displaced people from the horrors and atrocities…

STORY SHORT: I Deserve to Be Here

. I Deserve to Be Here by Storyteller Emily Hooper-Lansana www.emilyhooper.com Approximate Length of Video and Audio: 7 minutes, 55 seconds. ______________________________________________________________________________  THEME ______________________________________________________________________________ Crossing Color Lines to Reach for your Best.

STORY SHORT: From Moon Cookies to Martin and Me

. From Moon Cookies to Martin and Me by Storyteller Lyn Ford www.lynford.com Approximate Length of Video and Audio: 8 minutes, 54 seconds. ______________________________________________________________________________  THEME ______________________________________________________________________________ Working for peace and justice across faith and racial backgrounds.

FROM MOON COOKIES TO MARTIN AND ME

By Lyn Ford   Story Summary: Empathy grows from sharing stories; this story was shared to encourage others to know, to understand, and to remember. This is a personal journey tale from Lyn’s childhood living next door to a Holocaust…