Martin Luther King Jr.
By: Leah Berzak
Why is he famous?
Martin Luther King is famous because he stood up for people that had different color skin than others. He believe all people should be treated the right way and not be judged be the color of their skin, but to be judged of who they are. Imagine you had to drink out of different water fountains just because of your skin color isn't that crazy!
(P.g 4 the book states, “In Washington, people, both young and old and black and white, came to the city.”) Martin Luther King had patience. It wasn't one speech that put an end to segregation in the United States. It wasn't one march, one demonstration, one sit-in. It was multiple attempts on various accounts that finally got the message out there. Martin Luther King, Jr. had to have patience throughout this time if he truly wanted to succeed. He knew that things would·n’t change overnight and you need to know this, too. Be patient with your startup—let it grow in increments each and every day. You will achieve your dream, it just takes time to get there.
Martin Luther King had strong feelings because on p.g 12 the book states, “In 1963, America seemed to be split into two different countries.” I think this because when Martin Luther King made his speech, “I have a Dream” Martin Luther king seemed to let out all his strong feelings.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” I think this means only love can defeat hate, the same way that only light can defeat darkness. You can’t fight negativity with more negativity; you must fight negativity with positivity.