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Week of January 21, 2002


Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!!!
Monday, January 21, 2002

P.S. Happy Birthday to Wolfgang A. Mozart who was born on January 27, 1756!


"...And I have seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land..." - Martin Luther King, Jr. in his "I've Been To The Mountaintop" speech given on April 3, 1968. King was assassinated the next day while standing on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Abe visits the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Lincoln Memorial was the site of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech delivered on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. Did you know the March on Washington was the largest Civil Rights demonstration?

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A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in this wonderful picture book by David Adler. It's easy-to-read and perfect for introducing children to one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders.

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Question:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January. When was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. born?

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Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott from 1955 to 1956?

Yes. After Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, for sitting in the "White Only" section of a bus, King and other African-American community leaders led the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Eleven months later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation on buses was unconstitutional. The boycott ended on December 21, 1956.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. He is my hero because he tried to get rid of racism - so everyone would have the same or equal rights. LET FREEDOM RING!!!

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Question:
When did Martin Luther King, Jr. give his "I Have A Dream" speech?

Answer:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech on August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. This speech was part of the March on Washington where more 200,000 people participated in the Civil Rights demonstration.

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Question:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January. When was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. born?

Answer:
January 15, 1929.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born at his family home in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the second of three children. His older sister was Willie Christine, and his younger brother was Alfred Daniel. Martin's father, Martin Luther King, Sr., was a pastor, and his mother, Alberta Williams King, was a former teacher.

       

 

 

 


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