Greetings Agent Adjuncts,
As you know, the following information is confidential background on Mission 1. Please do not share with anyone who is not an Agent or Agent Adjunct.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man dedicated to using non-violent civil disobedience to fight for civil rights. Click on the links below for more details about his life in his dossier (a dossier is a collection of information about a person, we use it in the Agency to provide background on important figures):
Martin Luther King, Jr. dossier (National Geographic)
Martin Luther King, Jr. dossier (Kiddle)
Martin Luther King, Jr. video dossier (88brains)
I Have a Dream/March on Washington
In Mission 1, the team had to make sure that Mahalia Jackson interrupted Martin Luther King, Jr to remind him to talk about ‘The Dream’. If you want to see just the result of that interruption, you can watch the shortened version, but if you want to see what he was talking about before AND after she interrupted, then watch the full speech.
Mahalia Jackson is Gospel’s Greatest Lady. But not only was she one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, she was also a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. She even said, “I’ll come to any benefit if I see SCLC [Southern Christian Leadership Conference] get all the money.”
Mahalia Jackson dossier (Britannica)
Carly, Theo and Will enjoyed all of her songs on the drive from Chicago to Detroit. Which one is your favorite?
The battle for Civil Rights has been going on for a long time, but there are some key dates that are good to know. This page has a good summary of them.
This page from the Indianapolis Library has a timeline plus some other good Civil Rights book recommendations.