Black people have been treated 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
King wanted his kids to live in a country where everyone is treated with respect.
Fighting for Change
King worked with the government to make laws more fair to Black people. He wanted to help Black people sign up to vote.
Marching for Good
King took part in marches. In 1965, people walked from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. They marched for voting rights.
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?
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.