Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
An Introduction

Martin Luther King, Jr. worked hard to get all people to be treated equally and fairly.
When he was very young he had to learn a very hard lesson.
His best friend was a white boy. Martin was no longer allowed to play with him
because Martin was black.

As an adult, Martin became a minister.
He believed in solving our country's problems in a peaceful way.
He believed everyone should be treated equally.
He did not believe in using violence.

Martin Luther King was loved by many people.
He led marches and demonstrations.
He got people to boycott, or stop buying things from companies that did not treat black people fairly.

In 1963, Martin Luther King gave a very famous speech
to many people in Washington, D.C.
He told about a dream he had.
In this dream he imagined black people and white people sitting together.
He imagined his children living in a county
where they were judged by their character
and not by the color of their skin.
Listen to part of his speech here.

What is your dream?
Is it for your town? Is it for your country? Is it for the world?)
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Next, type your name in the white rectangle.
Then, write about your dream.

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