Emily Hall– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Friday, Sept. 27, a production of “Letters from Anne and Martin” from Embracing Our Differences will be performed for LRHS sophomores in the auditorium. This production will be used in conjunction with the school’s World History curriculum as they study both the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement.
In this production, letters will be read by actors depicting Anne Frank, a famous Jewish Holocaust victim from Nazi-occupied Holland, and Martin Luther King, the African-American Civil Rights leader in the South.
In addition to teaching important historical information about the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement, “Letters from Anne and Martin” aims to promote justice and fairness for everyone.
The combination of these individuals’ words show how they experienced hatred and injustice while existing in different times and places.
According to the organization, “This unique adaptation of combining their iconic words illustrates how both Martin Luther King and Anne Frank were born during the same year and although they lived on continents 5,000 miles apart and suffered fates in different decades, they still shared parallel experiences living in the shadow of hatred and prejudice. Despite being faced with unfair persecution, he in the Jim Crow South and she in Nazi-occupied Holland, the African-American Civil Rights Movement leader and the Jewish Holocaust victim, believed in fairness and justice for all.”