Friday, August 30, 2013

Jayden,Billy,Lukis Martin Luther King

P1:  This week marks the 50th anniversary of the I have a dream speech by Martin Luther King. On August 1963 in Washington DC, underneath the statue of Abraham Lincoln was where he made his remarkable speech. He gave this speech because he was fighting for racial equality so that some day the blacks and whites would live in peace fairly.

P2: Martin Luther King was born on January 15th 1929. He was a lawyer and was also a minister. But his main focus was to end segregation. Some whites didn’t want things to change so made life difficult for Martin Luther King. He even got stabbed but he managed to recover. Then a few days after  his house got bombed. One day something terrible happened. He got assassinated. He had fought for civil rights because there was no peace between white and black but he paid the ultimate price.

P3: Back in those days In America it was difficult for the black because the were discriminated against. The black people were segregated.They couldn't sit at the front of the bus or if the was not enough seats for the whites they had to move to the back. Thats why one day Rosa Park confronted the white bus driver saying that she would not go to the back. So what happened was she had to go to jail.  

P4: Martin luther King was a good man because he wanted peaceful demonstrations he didn’t want violence. Black people boycotted the busses so the bus company lost lots of money. They all did it until the bus company changed the rules of the busses so the blacks could sit anywhere on the bus. Martin Luther King was an inspiration because he helped black people get what they wanted.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Wiremu, I am so impressed with the way you have gathered this information and created this report on such an historically significant event, well done!
    I think in the last paragraph you could have made the link for your audience between Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King and their shared beliefs.
    So happy to see you posting!! Nice work.

    Mrs Nua