Carnegie Mellon University

With its 18 years of student writing, Challenges to the Dream: The Best of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards will undoubtedly inspire many discussions about race, identity, and social justice. To help facilitate and promote these conversations, the anthology comes with a set of study guides organized by several themes that appear throughout this collection of student writing. Each guide includes a reading list of selected pieces, group discussion questions, and writing prompts. They are free to download as PDFs at the links below.

The Challenges to the Dream Study Guide was written and compiled by Kitty Shropshire with assistance from Shernell Smith and Jim Daniels.