Information For Readers and Their Families for “I Have a Dream” speech on January 14, 2015

Here is a link to the section of the speech we will be reciting on January 14th. Please show your child the entire selection.

https://dailymotion.com/video/x5zz8

Script and Communication for “I Have a Dream” Reading at Baker Demonstration School for

January 14, 2015

Rehearsal: 8am sharp in Carlson for 8:30 assembly in the gym–Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SCRIPT FOR CHORAL READING OF “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH

By Baker Demonstration School Students and Faculty.

Numbered lines are spoken by the person or persons listed.

boldface lines recited by the chorus leading the assembly.

Underlined words are key words in the sentence.

1. Mira:

And so, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrowI still have a dream.

2.Ryan and Imani G.:

It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

3. Mrs. Makagon:

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

4. Odessa and Katelyn:

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

5. Ben C:

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

6. Libby and Aveen:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character—

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

7. Mrs. Deuble:

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right down in Alabama— little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers—

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

8. Ms. Smith:

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together—

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

  1. Amanda:

This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with.

 

  1. Justin:

With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

11. Mrs. Levy:
With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discord of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. —

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

12. Eva L-R:

With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day–

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!

13. Mrs. Capps:

And this will be the day; this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning,

  1. Julia:

“My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

  1. Julia and Mrs. Scharmann:

Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!”

16: Mr. Schwartz:

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true—

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY

17. Mrs. Aiden:

And so let freedom ring — from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire–

LET FREEDOM RING!

18. Sydney:

Let freedom ring — from the mighty mountains of New York–

LET FREEDOM RING!

19. Mr. Beck and Mrs. Itkin:

Let freedom ring — from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania

LET FREEDOM RING!

  1. Jackson:

Let freedom ring — from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado—

LET FREEDOM RING!

21. Ava S.:

Let freedom ring — from the curvaceous slopes of California

LET FREEDOM RING!

  1. Skye:

But not only that. Let freedom ring — from Stone Mountain of Georgia

LET FREEDOM RING!



23. Noa:

Let freedom ring — from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee–

LET FREEDOM RING!



24. Layla and Noa:

Let freedom ring — from every hill and molehill of Mississippi,

  1. Layla, Noa, Skye, and Ava S.:

From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

All: LET FREEDOM RING!

26. Mr. Beck:

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when

27: All Children and adult readers:

All of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual,
All:
“FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST.

THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, WE ARE FREE AT LAST.”

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Notes on Rehearsal–

All adult participants: Please watch (or re-watch) the entire “I Have a Dream” speech before we rehearse on Wednesday morning at 8am in Carlson. Adults can find the entire speech on YouTube.

A link to a video clip of our chosen section beginning at 12:00 out of the 17 minute speech.

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Martin Luther King i:

Adapted by Ms. Wilson from a script by Mr. Curry’s class:

http://sjteach.blogspot.com/2009/01/script-for-choral-reading-of-i-have.html

LETTER TO FAMILIES OF READERS

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January 8, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians of MLK Readers:

Your child has volunteered to participate as a reader in our Baker reading of a selection from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

  • A script is attached.
  • We will have a REHEARSAL in Carlson on Wednesday, January 14 at 8am during the student council meeting time.
  • Please watch the “I Have a Dream” speech with your child before next Wednesday morning. A link to the speech is listed below that is appropriate for children. The link is also on my website.https://lizannewilson.com/2015/01/08/
  • Please have your child practice his/her line or lines out loud. (Ten minutes of rehearsal a day is ideal.) There is no memorization involved. Each child will read his/her lines at the mic in the gym on Wednesday morning. All information can be found at my website:https://lizannewilson.com/2015/01/08/

If you have any questions regarding the MLK reading, please don’t hesitate to contact me at lwilson@bakerdemschool.org.

Thanks for your support as we prepare our MLK Day presentation.

Sincerely,

 Lizanne Wilson

Drama Specialist

Baker Demonstration School

201 Sheridan Road | Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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