Brother, Brother, Brother
The making of the
Voices of Foster Care Pilot
Orator: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Arguably, one of the most powerful speakers the World has ever seen, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s theologically based directive called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States. His ideas were captured on film and heard all around the World. He was murdered for his beliefs.
But for certain, after Dr. King spoke up in public platforms, Black Men could never again be dismissed as weak and silent abiders in the crimes against him. (In future classes we will discuss other men of this era of racism resistance.) As Foster children we know what it is like to have our voices go unheard... or worse, to be silenced. So it is with this great orator in mind, that we will begin the search for our own voices.
When you sign up for our class, you are also signing up for a production program, wherein you may learn to produce the pilot episode of your own story. It is our hope that is program will be ushered into something larger. And we welcome you to participate. Please make sure that you have been admitted in this session before completing the assignment. But, by all means, get familiar with Dr. Martin Luther King.
The March on Washington On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his most famous speech “I Have a Dream.” In Voices of Foster Care speech class, we will study more about this great speaker.
We will visit his home on a field trip.
We will reconcile with ideas of brotherhood as #goals, examine where Dr. King’s ideas have a space in America today.
We will discuss the common Human bonds that make us brothers.
Finally, we will exercise our own talents on this historical address that changed the face of a nation before the entire World. (For the time... it was like going viral.)
We will learn production skills as we produce our own pilot, starring you!
Each student participant in Voices of Foster Care will choose a stanza from Dr. Kings “I Have a Dream” speech to perform in our oratorical. Sample: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.”
OK! That about sums it up.
"Let your light shine! Devils can not follow you into the light." - Ghetto Girl Blue
Read I Have a Dream Speech.
Full text is available HERE.
Use the form below to sign up to participate in Voices of Foster Care, or help us to produce it.