Globetrotting Kids: Martin Luther King Junior
In 2013 we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I have a dream.” He gave it in front of the Lincoln monument in Washington D.C.
The dream was about having peace in the world and to make the world a better place. He wanted equality because he wanted people to be educated and get jobs by their skills and not by the color of their skin. It’s coming true in some parts of the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister which means that he was a pastor. He was also African-American. He was born on January 15th 1929 and assassinated on April 4th 1968.
He was dedicated to the civil rights movement and won a Nobel peace prize.
Because of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, the government changed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and changed the lives of American Black people.