Joseph Lowery Dies – level 1
Last Friday, civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies. He dies from natural causes. He is 98. He is a friend to another famous civil rights leader. That leader is Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lowery leads a civil rights religious group. It protests peacefully for civil rights for African Americans. Its first president is Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lowery fights for civil rights for a long time. He lives to see the US’s first African American president. That president is Barack Obama.
Lowery says a prayer when Obama starts his job. Lowery hopes that people of all races are going to be happy.
Difficult words: civil rights (the normal rights a person has to live), natural causes (when you die from something that is expected for your health), race (how a person looks).
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