Commit to something
And so to honor Rev. King, some of us Bullis Room volunteers are focusing on the second item in this list and suggesting that all of us take a look at this 168-year-old Bullis book:
First lessons in civil government,
including a comprehensive view of the government of the state of New York, and an abstract of the laws, showing the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens in the civil and domestic relations, with an outline of the government of the United States : adapted to the capacities of children and youth, and designed for the use of schools,
Published in New York by M. H. Newman, 1847,
12th edition, revised and adapted to the new constitution
Knowing what "rights, duties and responsibilities of citizens..." were taught to our ancestors two centuries past, we can have a better appreciation and understanding of Rev. King's civil rights legacy.
This week, you're invited to stop by the Bullis Room and learn something new from this rare book.