The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr



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The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States in 1929. At that time in America, black people didn't have equal rights with white people. Black people had to sit in the back of busses. The schools were segregated and there were even separate public restrooms for black people and white people. Black people's lives were not very good.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister in the Baptist Church. He fought against racial segregation. He wanted equal rights for all people. But he didn't use violence in his fight. He asked people to fight peacefully. For example, he asked black people to ride in the front of the bus. More than 200,000 people went to Washington D.C. to listen to him speak and ask the government to change unfair laws.
Because of Martin Luther King, Jr., many laws began to change in the United States. But many people disagreed with him and his ways. In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.
Even though he died people still worked to make things equal. In the United States Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered for the important part he played to help change America.
Vocabulary
races/ racial- groups of people based on looks (skin color) and background, for example- white

people, Asian people, black people, etc.


to segregate/ segregation- dividing into groups, usually talking about race, for example- black

people and white people didn't go to the same schools and lived in different neighborhoods


minister- leader of a church
rights- freedoms, what you are allowed to do
violence- hurting other people
to assassinate- to kill

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