MLK's Freedom March Civil Rights Reader's Theater Play Script

MLK's Freedom March Civil Rights

Reader's Theater Play Script


4 - 6


Social Studies/History

Resource Type

Common Core

Product Rating


Ease of Use

Product Description

How much more powerful would your Civil Rights unit be if your students could participate in the actual events? They can with quality read aloud plays such as MLK’s Freedom March. One of the hallmarks of a quality historical play is that the story is told through the eyes of a child witnessing the events firsthand. Freedom March is told through the eyes of  eleven year old Lucy. Her grandmother is dying of cancer, her father is worried about losing his job, and her brother is fired up about The March for Jobs and Freedom, the iconic event where Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s a powerful play with multidimensional characters backed by King’s awe-inspiring speech.  This seven page, twenty minute classroom play script is suitable for reader’s theater or stage performance and can be adapted to include music from the Crusade. Eleven parts and roles for innumerable extras, use it with students in grades 4 through 8 to improve fluency, build comprehension, and engage learners. Includes comprehension activity. Fully reproducible: the original purchaser is licensed to reproduce one classroom set per year.

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