|Photo by Mrs. Yollis|
On the third MONDAY in January, America celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a national holiday, SO schools and government offices are closed in his honor.
Here is a link to a song we learned about MLK in music!
Here are some facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.:
- born in Atlanta, Georga
- born on January 15, 1929
- important civil rights leader
- believed in peaceful protest
- 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner
- assassinated on April 4, 1968
- honored with a national monument in Washington, D.C. (posthumously ~ that means, after he died the honor was bestowed.)
(Hint: use high-level vocabulary, your sentence length should match your age)