Small Acts of Courage

Seventh grade students from King Middle School in Portland, Maine created a set of four books of interviews with unsung local civil rights heroes as part of a learning expedition on civil rights. The project involved 82 students from diverse backgrounds. The books were shared in an exhibition and presentation at the school, with period music and displays, attended by the heroes and their families, school members and local press. All 82 students formally presented their work on stage before presenting the books to the heroes.