The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

Godly Play Digital

Jerome W. Berryman

Dec/2020, 20 Pages, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

ISBN-13: 9781954184008

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Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that African Americans would not be discriminated against on the basis of color. He courageously traveled the country to make this dream come true through peaceful protests.

People of Color Who Inspire is a collection of stories written to supplement the collection of stories about the saints in Volume 7 of The Complete Guide to Godly Play. In the collection of lessons on the Saints found in Volume 7, there is a lesson called, “The Child’s Own Saint.” The lesson invites the children and Godly Play mentors in a Godly Play Room to add to the lessons on the Saints’ by writing the story of one of their own heroes. This story, and the others in this collection, serves as an example of this–a hero who is not an official saint of the church, but a Christian person who inspires us all to strive for justice, and respect the dignity of every human being.

Jerome W. Berryman is the founder of Godly Play and has wide experience working with children ages 2-18. Writer, lecturer and workshop leader, Rev. Berryman is Senior Fellow of the Center for the Theology of Childhood. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Teaching Godly Play, Children and the Theologians, and The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play and the Future.


  • black history month
  • history
  • black heroes
  • civil rights

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