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Harvey Milk’s story captivates 2nd graders during Civil Rights lesson

Harvey_Milk_webAmelia is a blogger at Huffington Post, and writes about her life as the mother of an 8 year old gay son.  Recently, his class studied Civil Rights, with each child picking a figure about which to do a report.  Since the teacher knows she has a gay child in her second grade class, she included Harvey Milk in the list of names the children could choose from.  Amelia’s son, of his own accord, chose Milk.  His story, one of discovery and disbelief at how different the world was in the time of Milk’s life, is eye opening.  This story demonstrates how the world of youth is changing, and how even small children can recognize both truth and injustice.

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