As 2021 dawned , the hope of a new beginning was on the horizon. January historically is the month of renewal, resolutions, and an observation of a great man who fought for equality for all people with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. More than ever, it is so important to help students understand the importance of people who helped to shape history in positive ways. Early in elementary school students hear about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous I Have A Dream speech. They've heard the story of the brave little girl Ruby Bridges and the courageous Rosa Parks. However, it is important to revisit these history shapers as students get older, taking a deeper dive into their stories and truly understanding their contributions to civil rights.