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Whitman College sophomore Tim Reed and freshman Rose Gottlieb work with small groups of students in Walla Walla High School teacher Michelle Higgins’ classroom on Monday.

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Whitman students teach civil rights movement in Walla Walla schools

WALLA WALLA — From an Alabama jail cell in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote an open letter to his critics defending his call to action through peaceful protest and civil disobedience in a town not his own. Whitman students dispersed to schools the past two weeks to teach about the civil rights movement.


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