Martin Luther King
Civil Rights Leader
Young M.L. is confused. His basketball buddy has said they can no longer play together. Martin is black, and his friend is white; this is the reason why. He listens as his mother gently explains the rules of segregation, telling him to hold his head high and never feel he is less than anybody else. Martin wants to believe this, but the rules hurt. Physical fighting also hurts, though, leaving any conflict still unresolved.
As Martin matures, he commits himself to the transformative power of peaceful conflict resolution, leading a revolutionary change in America which paves the way for our nation's first African-American president. His extraordinary story will inspire students to better understand and practice more effective conflict resolution strategies in their own relationships with others.
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