Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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HUTCHINSON SCHOOL– In school, we have been learning about Martin Luther King, Jr., who was a real person. He had an older sister and a younger brother. His older sister wrote a book about him.

Martin’s nickname was ML because his father’s name was really close to his name.

When ML was a young kid, there were unfair laws. African-Americans and women weren’t allowed to vote. Long before that, African-Americans also had to work as slaves. ML was an African-American.

One day, ML told his mother, “I’m going to turn this world upside down.” And that’s what he did.

A few years later, he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. He led marches.

At the age of 39, he was shot and killed.

But he did change the world. He helped free African-Americans and helped African-Americans and women vote.

CC, my little sister in Mrs. Devico’s class commented, “It’s a good holiday.”

I like Martin Luther King, Jr. because if he didn’t speak up and change the world, I wouldn’t vote because I’m a woman!  I also like him because if he didn’t change the world, my African-American friends would not have equal rights.

My friend SR shared,”I like the holiday because it represents a special person, Martin Luther King, Jr.”