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 - I don't know who Martin Luther King Jr. is and...
I don't know who Martin Luther King Jr. is and I never heard of him. Paul Cde Baca Sixth Grade n Martin Luther King Jr. was the man who gave black people a chance to live freely. He gave his people a chance to speak without being beat up. He went all the way to Washington, D.C., and finally he got through andga ve the blacks a chance to walk Uie streets and go to school. SeanTrujillo Sixth Grade Martin Luther King Jr. and his father were priests. He helped the black people free from sla very. He is dead now. Ellen Fellows Fifth Grade The Rev, Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 56 today, had he lived through his struggles for civil rights and an assassin's bullet. This is the last time King's birthday will pass without official national recognition recognition — next year, King's birthday will be celebrated as a national holiday. Why do we celebrate this man's birthday? birthday? Those of us who lived through the 1960s understand. But do the children of today — as the first of many generations to come — understand why they'll celebrate celebrate an annual three-day weekend for King's birthday? We asked two classes of fifth and sixth graders at Pinon Elementary to write short descriptions of who they thought Martin Luther King Jr. was. Some of those are reprinted below. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great blacknian in America. Hehelpedblack people get the same rights as the rest of the people in America. I know that Martin Martin Luther King Jr. was shot by police but I don't know when and where. Manuel Lopez Sixth Grade Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who was fighting for equal rights for blacks. He thought blacks should be treated just like whites are treated. I think he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was a strong fighter fighter and would not give up. Many people all across the nation know him. I admire him alot. I hope everyone will remember this man. He was bound for freedom and he got it. It is too bad he died. Hanna Moore Fifth Grade / think he was someone who helped black people. It had something to do with white against black. You see, white people people would not Jet black people ride on the same bus, or let black kids go to the same school as white kids so he and some other people started a group to stop it and they did. Today is his birthday, too That'sail I know about him. Patrick H. Sixth Grade D Martin Luther King Jr. freed the blacks from sitting in the back of buses and let them have privileges that the whites had. He was a great leader and he was a good priest and was put in jail for leading the boycott. He died about 30 / ha ve never heard a single thing about this man but two things. He's dead and he was a doctor. Tammi Lynn Hilgartner Sixth Grade n

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  1. The Morning Herald,
  2. 18 Jan 1944, Tue,
  3. Page 13

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