Black History Month presents a special opportunity for celebrating the Black men and women who overcame adversity and discouragement with incredible optimism, strength, and pride. It is the character of these men and women that children will admire and may replicate in their own lives as they face challenges. Each inspirational figure celebrated in this lesson faced struggles unique to their time period, their upbringing, and their goals, yet they found in themselves the strength to move forward, to dream, and to make their dream a reality. As students journey through the Civil War, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, and present day, they will hear the stories of inspirational people who overcame the most discouraging challenges and whose uplifting words will motivate those who need encouragement to move beyond barriers to reach their own dreams.

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