Sunday, January 17, 2010

M.L.K. jr.

I love to study history in my room. My favorite president EVER is A. Lincoln. He was president during the Civil war & put a stop to slavery!

When M.L.K jr. was given the Nobel Peace prize he put his hand on the same Bible as A. Lincoln! He started a bus boy cot after Rosa Parks was arrested because of not giving up her seat on the bus. I just think it’s wrong. If I were Rosa Parks I would of felt SO ANGRY but proud of herself for standing up to the white.

And that is what Martin Luther King jr. did, he made blacks feel special in a great way. He led the March on Washington on August 28th the year 1963. Many people came from around the country to hear Martin and to march. His speech started with “I have a dream...that one day children will live in a nation where they would be judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin.” It was in front of the Lincoln Memorial and 250,000 people.

In 1968 he was assassinated in Memphis, TN by James Earl Ray.

On Monday we celebrate MLK day in honor of the most important Civil Rights leader in the 1960s.

I am glad that MLK helped to change America so everyone has a chance, not because of the color of their skin but because of who they are.

Some of the books that I read and used for my research are

I think they would be great books for you to read too!


  1. Max, you are so cool. If more people could see life through your eyes we might live in a better world. Keep up the history blogs. Can't wait to see your next one.
    Love you.

  2. Keep up the good work! I'm gonna show your blog to my daughter!

  3. This is awesome!
    Can I get you to tutor my 18 year old daughter in history?

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  5. Maxine, you really know your stuff! I am looking forward to seeing (from a distance) you grow up and become all the more amazing, because I have no doubt that you will become more amazing...

  6. Maxine, Your Grandma Sally and I have been good friends ever since high school. She told me about you, I have been reading your history blog, keep up the good work. I am looking forward to reading more. Judy