Remembering MLK, an Amazing Man
By Angelina Dowling, 6th Grade, Eagle Arts Academy
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an amazing man. He did all sorts of things for the people who followed him. He risked his life every time he did a protest. People would use hoses on the people who were protesting, set dogs on them and other terrible things. People were very wrong about each other. All Dr.King wanted was peace among everyone. And here we are.
Dr.King had a marvelous dream that all people would come together and get along. He said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Dr. King was born in Atlanta on Jan. 15, 1929. Dr.King led the civil rights movement until he died. Dr.King loved what he did. He loved helping others and showing that you shouldn’t judge a person by the color of their skin.
James Earl Ray assassinated Dr.King on April 4, 1968. Dr.King’s son thought that Mr. Ray was innocent and that he didn’t assassinate Dr.King. I quote ”I just want to ask you, for the record, did you kill my father?” Mr. King, 36, asked Mr. Ray as the two men sat facing each other, a yard apart, in wooden armchairs.
Mr. Ray, 69, replied: ”No, no, I didn’t, no. But like I say, sometimes these questions are difficult to answer, and you have to make a personal evaluation.”
Dr.King was a Baptist Minister at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Dr.King was also a civil rights leader. In conclusion, Dr.King was an amazing man who led the civil rights movement and I am thankful for all the good he has done.