martin luther king jr.

by joel cabral

young life

martin luther king jr. was born on January 15, 1929 at Atlanta, Georgia. as a young boy, he loved to play football, baseball, and the piano. when martin was young, there were laws that kept whites & African americans separate. one law said that children like martin couldn't go to school with white children.


in 1963, he gave a famous speech. he said, " I have a dream that little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and girls and walk together as brothers and sisters".

sad ending :(

on april 4, 1968, dr. king was shot and killed by someone who did not like the things he did. americans everywhere mourned the death of this peace - loving leader.
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