What Happened to the Dream?



  • For purposeful and focused writing and deep, meaningful conversation, consider talking with your students and having them write about this January 16, 2017 New Yorker Magazine cover by Kadir Nelson, my all time favorite illustrator. What do you see? What does ii make you think of? What are Nelson and The New Yorker saying? How do you feel about the message the image conveys?
  • Now, consider these thoughts from Nelson:

“What would Dr. King think of the world today?”

“My image is a celebration of Dr. King and his vision. What happened to his dream of racial and economic equality, and what is the impact of non-violent resistance over half a century later? It’s a conversation between the past, the present, and the future.”

Give it a go and let me know how it turns out!












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