Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Last Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I asked some kids why we had school off and a lot of them had absolutely no idea why that day was so important. I was surprised that no one knew the importance of that day. King changed history for everyone but I don’t think we recognize him enough.
Dr. King earned equal rights for everyone, no matter what color they were. He believed that everybody was equal in a time where segregation was huge in the US and it was illegal to speak up for what’s right. Not only that but he also did it peacefully and encouraged his supporters to be peaceful and said that violence is not the answer. After he won equal rights, he was assassinated while standing out on his balcony. Dr. King did great things and without the efforts he gave, we might still be living in a segregated world. So just remember you can sleep in and dream on MLK day because he had a dream.

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  1. I agree! It is truly sad that some kids have no idea how important Martin Luther King, Jr. was! You are absolutely right about him changing the course of history! What a great post! 🙂

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