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March With Me

Letitia and Mae join children leaving school to march in Birmingham, Alabama. Disappointed that they were not arrested while picketing Woolworth’s, they feel reassured by Rev. Bevel, who tells them they made a great contribution to the movement.
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Rosalie T. Turner
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Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Margaret Batchelder, Immigrant Inspector (1903)

Margaret Batchelder writes to President Theodore Roosevelt to tell him how women inspectors welcome immigrants—with smiles and encouragement. Although not allowed to question the immigrants, the women make a difference in the immigrants' first experiences on shore.
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Gwenyth Swain
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History
Social Justice Domain
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A Girl and a Word

Laura Linn's article explores how Rosa Marcellino, a nine-year old with Down syndrome, and her family worked to eliminate the phrase "mentally retarded" from official use. "Rosa's Law" is living, legislative proof that their hard work paid off.
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Laura Linn
Grade Level
3-5
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Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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