Martin Luther King Jr. Day

My U.S. history class is (appropriately) discussing the civil rights movement today. In addition to their usual reading, I pulled together a bunch of YouTube clips of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and others. You can check them out here. Most of those are probably familiar to anyone reading here, but Eldridge Cleaver is fun to watch, and there’s something surreal about seeing Malcolm X on the ur-Canadian talk show, the CBC’s Front Page Challenge.

I’m also posting this to show off my students, frankly. Scroll down the course website and see how much time and thought they put into their comments on the reading each week. I really am quite proud of them.


  1. Hey, that’s a neat way to have students post online. I do a class where I require students to have a blog.. and I have tried out various Moodle-y responses. But having an open class blog like this is a pretty neat idea. Also, it would be neat to have a year long class like that instead of our 10 week terms.. I am jealous..

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