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Remembering MLK

Martin Luther King speaks to 250,000 people at the 1963 March on Washington. AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Black people have been treated unfairly unfairly PW UNFAIRLY FSTOP123—GETTY IMAGES favoring one group over another (adverb) Delila complained to the principal that her teacher was treating her unfairly. in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against unfair laws. Learn more about King and how he helped our country and its people. 

A Better Future

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King wanted his kids to live in a country where everyone is treated treat PW TREAT RADOVANOVIC96—GETTY IMAGES to act toward someone in a certain way (verb) JoAnn always treats me with kindness. with respect.

Fighting for Change

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King worked with the government government JOE SOHM—VISIONS OF AMERICA/GETTY IMAGES" the people who make decisions for a country, state, city, etc. (noun) The president is the head of the United States government. to make laws more fair to Black people. He wanted to help Black people sign up to vote.

Marching for Good

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King took part in marches. In 1965, people walked from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. They marched for voting rights.

Giving Speeches

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King inspired many with his speeches. His most famous speech is called “I Have a Dream.” He shared his ideas about how all people could live together in peace.

Where in the World?

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There is a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. It is near the spot where King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

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