Friday, November 14, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Luke

Luke wrote a report for school on Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm very proud of Luke. This was a great report! Here it is in full:

Martin Luther King, Jr.

     Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15 ,1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He started his civil rights movement after Rosa Parks had been arrested in 1955. This started the Montgomery bus boycott. Then in 1959, the Supreme Court found that bus segregation was unconstitutional. However in many parts of the South nothing changed. The success in Montgomery triggered sit-ins and other protests all over the South. In 1963, adults tried marching through Birmingham, but the police attacked them. Next, the children tried and it worked! After several marches when the police were shown on TV attacking children, they stopped following orders. Also in 1963, King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. In 1964, he was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Civil Rights Act, which King had worked for, passed through Congress. Unfortunately, he died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, shot by an assassin. This was a shame because he was only 39 years old and he could have done so much more.
     He was a good citizen because he fought for equal rights for all people peacefully, and went to jail willingly for the cause even though he didn't like it. He showed people that you don't need guns to change the country.

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