I’m sure many of you know about Martin Luther King Jr. and what he did for our country. I sure all of you know of, praise, or even look up to this civil rights leader. On Martin Luther King’s Day or MLK day, if you want the name short. This article is going to tell you about Dr. King’s youth, life, and death. Let’s start with his birth.
Michael King Jr. was born January 15th in his father’s grandparents’ house on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia to Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams in Michael’s father had his and his son’s name changed to Martin Luther King in honor of Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. Martin Luther King Jr. came from a line of pastors at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Dr. King’s grandfather began serving in 1914 all the way to 1931. His son took over for him until he died too. Martin Luther King Jr. acted as co-pastor from 1960 until he joined his father in death. As a child he went to Atlanta Public Schools, a David T. Howard Elementary, and Booker T. Washington High School. He graduated from Atlanta’s Morehouse College at the age of nineteen in 1948 and became Dr. King when he graduated from Boston University with a Ph.D. in 1955.
During his time at Boston University, King met Coretta Scott, soon to be Coretta Scott King. They married in June 1953. They had Yolanda, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott and Bernice. Though his parents tried to shield him from racism but he still exprienced some. When Dr. King moved to Mongomery he joined NAACP around the 1950’s as a member of the excecutive committee and has been in ever since. He made leader of the Montgomery bus boycott. During his first speech as leader he said to his troops:
Many of his supporters were sent to jail and King too. However, it had an effect on the public. People began to question all those laws against blacks. Dr. King recieved the Noble Peace Prize in 1964, and on March 9th, 1965, black and white protestors joined him in the march.
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“We have no alternative but to protest. For many years we have shown an amazing patience. We have sometimes given our white brothers the feeling that we liked the way we were being treated. But we come here tonight to be saved from that patience that makes us patient with anything less than freedom and justice.”
Their plan worked. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and other church ministers and civil rights activists organized Southern Christian Leadership Conference to organize the power of black churches and start peaceful protests. Perhaps the most famous march would be the one that took place in Washington in March, where Dr. King’s ‘I had a Dream speech took place. Thousands helped protest and heard Dr. King speak. Below is an excerpt:
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. / “I Have A Dream” speech, August 28, 1963
Hello guys today I am reviewing a book called the Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
If I had one word to describe the Westing game, I would choose capivating. It’s because back then, there were no mystery books for kids. This was one of the first.
It’s amazing, mysterious, and one of the best books i ever read. Also, I like mysteries.
Ever need to impress your girlfriend? Read this and it should help you.
- Wash everyday
- Be yourself
- Give her good presents(you will if you observe your girl’s likes)
Have you ever felt attracted to boys or girls? What if he or she likes you back? What do you need to please he or she? Check out my post next month to get tips on dating.
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Hey guys! You must’ve wondered about how my new school has been. The truth is,it has been great! I made AWESOME friends and a lovely village!
The village is not that kind of village you live in. It’s made out of sticks and mud, along with mulch. It’s looking great now! You should really see it.
It’s just like middle school at Vienna! You switch classes, and there is Study Zone. The only thing about middle school that is not at Vienna is lockers. Seriously, I would love to have a locker. Maybe you won’t , but I do.
So that’s how my new school is like. Thanks for reading!
Soon it’ll be moving day. I’m really nervous , and happy too. My grandmother said the couch and some other stuff are going to be delivered today. Awesome! Anyway, moving day is Jan 2, 2016. How many days til’ moving day? 2, of course.
My New House
I’m moving into a new house.😊 But I’m really going to miss my friends at my school,Brunson Elementary. Here are some good things:
1.Neighbor said I love you!
2.My own room!
3.A chance of joining seven super girls!
Here’s my bad things:
1.Not gonna see my BFFs!
3.Miss my neighbors (friends like Mya and Owen)
I’ll find a way to contact them. I hope can be happy in my new house!