Remember! Celebrate! Act!
A Day On, Not A Day Off!!

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
in the Year 2001
 
 


 

I Have A Dream 
Austin 
1/26/2001
Andersen Elementary/Union Public Schools 
Mrs. Snowbarger 
Tulsa, OK 
 

A Very Important Man
By: Sean E.  Age 6
1/13/2001


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very important man.  I think he was important because he saved this country.  Dr. King had a speech called "I Have a Dream" where he said, "all men are created equal".  Dr. King was a very nice and brave man.  It was a very sad day when Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by James Earl Ray. 

Typed by his father


Not a Day Off, a Day On!!!
by Melissa and Sarah, 6th Grade
1/12/2001

He had a dream
to set all black people free
and they took his life over  it
 but we still remember 
it as a day on
NOT a day off.

Ephrata WA

 
 
 

He Helped His People
by Emily G., 10 years old
1/10/2001

King was a black,
A brave one that is,
He helped his people,
Become independent,
Then they were stronger,
Life became longer,
Love was ever lasting,
Segregation was passing,
As marches were being marched,
As we speak,
People weren't becoming weak,
But strong,
Life still goes along,
But not with Martin Luther King Jr.,
His life ended April 4th, 1968.


I was a Slave
by Chloe T., 9  years. old
1/09/2001

  I was a slave, 
I was very brave, 
 I fought for freedom 
 I knew we could beat 'em 
 

 Pleasant Hill School, 4th grade
Palatine, Illinois

Picture Poem
Samantha
1/26/2001
Andersen Elementary/Union Public Schools 
Mrs. Snowbarger 
Tulsa, OK 

Mrs. Vega's Grade 6 
Computer Skills Class
Copiague Middle School
Copiague, NY


"Poem"
by Desirae R.
1/14/2001

 *Free at last* 
 *Free at last*
 *We're all free at last*
 *These are Martin Luther Kings words* 
 *That he will always be  known by*


 GREAT MAN
TIFFANY S.
1/15/2001

MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS A
GREAT MAN
WHO NEVER GAVE UP
ON HIS DREAM
WITHOUT A FIGHT
HE THOUGHT THAT EVERYONE
HAD ALL RIGHTS
AND WERE CREATED EQUAL
NO MATTER WHAT
HE WILL ALWAYS BE
THE GREAT MAN WHO CHANGED
HOW WE ARE TODAY 


DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
By: Tommy L.
11/18/2001

    Martin Luther King was born in 1929.  Martin Luther King struggled and fought for civil rights.  He was a man that would never give up and fought hard for what he believed in.  He even went to jail for our rights.  If it wasn't for him, life wouldn't be like it is today. 

    Martin Luther King would give speeches to all people, white and black everywhere.  Once he told them he had a dream, that all the children, white and black would be equal.  He gave many of his speeches at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where his father was also a minister.  Martin Luther King went as far as holding a bus boycott for 382 days.  He did this because the bus companies made all black people sit in the back of the bus.  By holding the boycott, the bus company lost a lot of money and the bus company allowed black people 
to sit where they wished.

    Martin Luther King gave a speech that he might be shot.  Then on April 4th, while standing outside with Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy, a shot was fired.  Martin Luther King fell over with a shot to his neck.  At 7:05 pm he was announced dead at the St. Joseph's Hospital.  His death caused violence and riots everywhere,  something Martin Luther King tried to teach 
all people not to do.


Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alyssa D., age 11
1/11/2001

Kind and generous man 
Involved with projects for equality 
Never gave up 
Gone to where he wanted to go 


Martin Luther King
 by Breanna, age 11 and Kelly, age 11
1/15/2001

Martin Luther King Jr., was a person who believed in equality. When he took action, he did not use violence. he used powerful words. He did not want his children growing up in a world where his children's friends had to have the same skin color.  He would have loved part of the world today--how we can have any race of friend, and we do not have separate white and black bathrooms. Or a white water fountain and black water fountain.

Copiague Middle School, grade 6
Computer Skills Teacher: Mrs. Vega
Copiague, NY



 

He Had a Dream
By Bethany D., age 13
11/11/2001

Years and years ago,
He had a dream.
We heard, saw and felt,
And now it's many a lives’ theme.

He only wanted equality,
Which our creed guarantees,
In years past and past ago,
That promise has withered like leaves on trees.

He wanted his children safe,
He wanted the cities to be peaceful.
He wanted an end to oppression,
He wanted his world to be merciful.

“All men were created equal,”
Have we fallen away?
He had a dream then,
We have a dream today.

Lincoln Christian School, grade 7
Tulsa, Oklahoma




 


My Dream
By Danielle C.

I have a dream
it's not a theme.
I have a dream
all through the hills that will bring thrills.
The people are mad and I'm sad 
because this violence. 
This violence is bad and sad. 


His Dream
By Kathleen A.

Martin Luther King had dreamed, 
to have all the blacks freed, 
Blacks are just the same as whites,
I'm fighting for my peoples' rights, 
The more this rule will go on, 
the blacks will be arrested and be gone. 


Free At Last
by G.

There lived a great man 
who said I'm free at last!
I'm free at last
thank God Almighty
I'm free at last

Kirksville, Missouri
1/10/2001


 
 

Poem 
Hillary & Sarah 
1/26/2001
Andersen Elementary/Union Public Schools 
Mrs. Snowbarger 
Tulsa, OK 

Martin Luther King Junior
stone6609@aol.com
1/21/2001

Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. 
He fought for civil rights and equality
but he never gave up you see. 
He did not have anything against anybody
but he just wanted people to join hands
and to be in peace and unity. 
 And that is why I like Martin Luther King Jr.

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