Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Martin Luther King

This week is the 50th Anniversary for Martin Luther King’s speech about his dream . Martin Luther King is famous for his long fight for equal rights against the whites.

Martin Luther King was born on January 15th 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He was very good at his school work and he also went to Boston University for a year and soon became a lawyer. His father was a minister. He wanted the black people to have the same equal rights and opportunities as the whites..  The schools were separated from black and white’s.  

In America when black people were in poverty, wherever they went on a bus they always had to sit at the back of the bus. Sometimes when there is no more seats for the whites the black people would have to give up their seats. Rosa Park is a black women that refused to give up her seat, she didn't get up so she was arrested. After that happened the black people didn’t go on the bus and started protesting. They all boycotted the bus so the bus drivers can lose their money and the blacks could go on the bus and sit any where.

Soon after a few years Martin became a minister and the blacks from there on could have the same civil rights as the whites. This all happened because Martin Luther King fought for civil rights. Martin Luther King was assassinated on April the 4th 1968.

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