Past Institutes

Teaching the Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. (Fall 2022 Webinar)

On November 30, 2022, Humanities Texas held a webinar for social studies and English language arts teachers on the major speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.


The webinar offered specific suggestions for teaching King’s most significant oratorical works—including his "I Have a Dream" speech—focusing on their historical context and the rhetorical strategies deployed. The program considered these speeches’ role in King’s legacy and highlighted the most important takeaways for middle and high school students.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinars were content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.


Aram Goudsouzian (University of Memphis) led the webinar.


The webinar took place over Zoom on November 30. The schedule is available here.


The webinar was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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