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Martin Luther King, JR. by Rob Lloyd Jones
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Martin Luther King

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In August 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an act removing reactions on black voting rights. In the ten years since the Montgomery bus boycott, segregation had been hugely reduced in the south. But a new generation of black Americans were growing up with a new set of problems. Face with inequality, many questioned the value of peaceful protests. Instead of marching, they rioted. Martin was desperate to remind the country how much non-violent action could achieve.
April 4, 1968―Martin met Ralph Abernathy at his motel and began planning a new march. "Tomorrow is going to be a great day," he shouted to Ralph. Inside his room, Ralph laughed. Then he heard a gunshot. He rushed out and found his friend lying on the hotel balcony―struck down by an assasin's bullet. An hour later, Martin Luther King died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis.

3.Write your feelings about the book in detail.

"Martin's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'―written on scraps of newspaper―was smuggled from his cell. Almost a million copies were circulated around the United States."(p49)

The letter smuggled secretary. If it didn't work well, what the future brought.

4. Write the words, phrases or sentences that impressed you the most in the book and explain why they impressed you. Or you could write your questions about the book.

"Well?" someone finally asked. Martin looked up, dazed. "The Supreme Court has decided that segregation on buses is illegal," he said.(p35)

If the Supreme Court didn't decide its illegal, they might still have a hard time. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439022991, Paperback)

Martin Luther King Jr. never expected to be a leader. All he wanted was for black people like him to be treated fairly in America. But what began as a small protest soon became a revolution... Usborne Famous Lives retell the stories of fascinating people, bringing them to life so vividly, it's as if you're there with them.

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Profiles the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader.

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