Let's hear it for teachable moments.
I especially love the ones outside of school, and even better school age, if they occur spontaneously. Well, sometimes they may need a little help.
Next month, of course, is Black History Month and in school kids are learning about the civil rights movement as we look forward to commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday next week and herald the release of the film "Selma" about the historic voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in March of 1965, a march of peaceful protest that led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act later that year. The film's release marks the 50th anniversary of the march.