Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

8. TAYLOR ROGERS speaking with his wife BESSIE ROGERS

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  Unions have been established to protect workers from exploitation and unfair treatment.  Do you agree with the value of unions?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Describe how Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to change the sanitation workers’ lives in Memphis.

Personal response:  Write your reaction to one or two aspects of the summary you have written, and try to connect this response to the opinion that you expressed before reading the StoryCorps transcript.