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From Interracial Sit-Ins to Interreligious Solidarity: Learning Guide

Grades 6-12


The years 1960-1964 in the U.S. were a peak period in the era of the Civil Rights Movement. Students can get a unique perspective on the development of nonviolent protest by people of good will during this period by exploring primary sources in The Catholic News Archive. In the late 1950s a young Baptist minister, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many other people of faith were instrumental in organizing nonviolent protests. Using the clues provided, search for and find the specific article mentioned for each year, and discover the words that correctly complete the excerpted quotations.

The Catholic Advocate, 24 September 1964

"Pope Paul VI received Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."