I have a dream – level 1

05/04/2011 23:58

A black lady didn’t want to stand up from her place on a city bus when a white man wanted to sit down. The police took her to a police station. It was in Montgomery, USA in 1955. This moment started a boycott of city buses in Montgomery by black people. They wanted to sit with white people in one place on buses. The black people stopped using city buses and they walked. There was no money for the bus company. The boycott was one year. After one year the people in Washington said it is OK to sit together on buses. The black people were winners.

One of the bosses of the boycott was Martin Luther King. He wanted good life for black people too. He worked many years for black people. He spoke to many people in Washington on August 28, 1963. His words were very good. They have a name “I have a dream”. In 1964 he got the Nobel Peace Prize. Martin Luther King was killed on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King birthday is now a holiday in the USA.

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In 1961 protesters in New Georgia demonstrated again discrimination. They were arrested despite following the principle of non-violence preached by Martin Luther King Junior. In Washington on August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Junior made his famous plea for freedom and equality.

I have a dream that one day... 

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