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Have your students create their own Dream Flags by April. Display them in your school or a public space. A Dream Flag is an original dream poem on fabric, attached to a line. Many participants study the dream poetry of Langston Hughes. Read More...

The Basics

In the Dream Flag Project, we are creating expressions of our dreams for people--our personal flags for the world we live in. The flags are connected together on lines for display in our communities--each flag an individual expression, collectively as lines of hope and of diversity. They were inspired by public displays of Nepalese prayer flags. There are only a few basics. Size and Shape The size and shape of each flag should be 8 ½ inches in width by 11 inches in height (22 cm width by 28 cm height). The flags will be hung vertically so it is best if they read that way. Read More...

MLK Day Lesson Plan

Langston Hughes is poet who grew up under Jim Crow laws just like the character Cassie in Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor. He published his first book of poems in 1926, just seven years before Cassie’s story takes place. He wrote about how things were and what he could dream of. In some ways, he set the stage for people like Martin Luther King, Jr. who spoke about his dreams about 40 years later. King wrote: Read More...