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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by: Tristan Burns 5th Grade

I learned that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for his acts of bravery against segregation. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in 1929 on july 15th in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was young, he liked to play baseball, football, and basketball. But one day, Martin’s friends were told to not play with him anymore because he was colored. martin was sad, but decided then to stop the ‘Whites Only’ laws.

Dr. Martin Luther King graduated high school when he was 15 and then went to college. When he graduated college he married Coretta Scott and had four children with her.

In the meantime, Rosa parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. She was arrested and the bus boycott started. During one of the group meetings, Dr. King’s house was bombed. Luckily, Dr. King, his wife and children were all ok. The colored people wanted to fight, but Dr. King said No!, don’t fight, love.

Soon after, Martin led the march on Washington, D/C. in August 1963. In 1964, Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize, the prize of all prizes.  Dr. King was in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968 to support a Union Hall meeting when stepping onto his hotel balcony, he was assassinated by James Earl Ray. While the country mourned, segregation was stopped, and Dr. King’s dream of a world without segregation for his children, was made real.

*Inspired Learning Academy
Teacher: Sal Pizzo

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