January 19th is Civil Rights Day in the United States. It is a day to celebrate and honor all those who took part in the American Civil Rights Movement (video) in the 1960's. It also celebrates the contributions of activist Martin Luther King, Jr., who was well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation and to promote black equality in the United States and globally.
Your ESL students may find this topic interesting as it will give them an insight into America's history of human rights.
Listen to Martin Luther King's Famous Speech "I Have a Dream" - Have your students take notes and then discuss as a class.
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