Schools tackle an impromptu lesson: the death of an icon

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

By HUGH McDIARMID Jr.
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

Rosa Parks’ legacy was the impromptu lesson plan this morning at metro Detroit schools such as Farmington High School where students engaged in spirited discussion about how the civil rights icon’s death would – or wouldn’t – energize renewed discussion about race and society.

“Her death could be the catalyst. We’ve been stuck for a while, not moving forward” on civil rights dialog, said Amy Deroo , a Farmington High School senior in Lucy Koviak’s sociology class.

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