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CURRENT EVENT | JANUARY 25, 2022

MLK's Granddaughter Continues His Work

Activist Yolanda Renee King is carrying on the work of her famous grandfather, Martin Luther King, Jr. The middle school student advocates passionately for key civil rights issues, including voting rights. She urges educators and young people not to just glorify her grandfather’s memory, but to closely study his actions to understand how he accomplished his goals. Listen to hear a committed young activist reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and how it continues to inspire her.

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Story Length: 3:25

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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