We live in Memphis, TN which is a very important place in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are lucky enough to all live close to the National Civil Rights Museum and many of us have be able to visit it. Like many children around the country we learn a lot about MLK every January around the national holiday celebrating his birthday.
Here are some thing we learned about this very important man.
West - He had four children.
Wilkes - Some people were not nice to him.
Charlie - Jackie Waters was forced out of the hotel and she pickets the hotel daily.
Alex - He fought with his words and not with his fists.
Palmer - He shared his I Have A Dream speech.
Matthew - He was staying at the Lorraine Motel.
James - He changed his name from Michael to Martin.
Chrishton - Rosa Parks would not move her seat on the bus so she was arrested. MLK went down to help her.
George - Jackie Waters was a housekeeper at the Lorraine Motel.
Jude - He was thrown into jail many times.
Jackson - He got to skip a few years in school because he was so smart.
George - He was a pastor/preacher.
Marcus - He was fighting for peace. He wanted to change the world.
Tucker - He wanted to desegregate people.
We are thankful for his work because:
James - He made people use the same things.
Wilkes - He made the word a better place.
Charlie - He desegregated people.
Palmer - He said people could drink out of the same water fountains.
Jude - He changed us.
How did you celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?