Thursday, January 17, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Monday, January 21st, we are honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  His "I Have a Dream" speech is one of the most important speeches ever given in our country. Today we will read a new book that illustrates his speech as well as watch a video of his speech.



What are the big ideas of Dr. King's speech? Why do you think it was (and is) so important to our country?

29 comments:

  1. The big ideas of Dr. King's speech is that he wanted the area to be free so colored and not colored could unite and be one.

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  2. Martin luther king jr had a dream to have this cuontry be FREE!!!!

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  3. It is important because today, we are one and we are free.

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  4. The big ideas were to make it so white and black people could get along.This is important to our country because life wouldn't be balanced as well as it is now.

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  5. I think the big idea of Dr. King's speech was to stand up for what you believe in even if other people don't. His speech was important because he set of the fight to take away segregation and if he didn't there would still not be justice to people of different races.

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  6. I think the big idea of his speech is that everyone should be treated fairly. It's important because it changed America.

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  7. I think the big idea is that Martin Luther King Jr. wanted the country to be free from segregation of black people and white people!

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  8. He Explains why there should be freedom to all colored and white.

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  9. Martin Luther King's speech was trying to get at everyone should be treated fair and it's not right to judge. This speech is still important to us because he was the first to speak up.He was trying to tell people that white people and "colored" people are the same.

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  10. The big idea of Dr. King's speech was to get people to understand that segregation was not fair and that everybody should be treated equally and fairly. I think it was so important to our country because Dr. King was very brave to go up and say a speech in front of many, many people. Also, his speech made a difference. People stopped treating black people differently and stopped segregating.

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  11. The big idea of the speech is about all people are equal. It was important because people should be equal.

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  12. Marten Luther King's big idea was to to not segregate the black and the white. The speech was important to our country because if he didn't speak up the black would still be shuttered out of the white's world.

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  13. His big idea was that he felt that it was time for colored people should be treated like everyone else in the world. His speech was important because in history we were not very nice to colored people, now since he put a stop to segregation fairness has been spread around in many different ways.

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  14. The big idea of Martin Luther Kings speech was that everyone should be treated equally and its so important because it helped stop segregation.

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  15. I think the big idea is to let people know that it is not about the color of there skin. What matters is that the black and white people don't segregate.What also matters is that were together and having a great time and to care about everyone not just about the color. I think it is important because if people don't let black and white people mix in people would feel left out and because they would not have the chance to meet each other.I think it should be aloud to mix in with other skin color. What matters is that we are together.

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  16. I think the big ideas of Martin Luther Kings speech is that all of the different colored people come together as a family and are free.

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  17. we should have our own rights.

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  18. Martin Luther King Jr. said that everybody has a right.So that people of all kinds can get together and be friends.

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  19. melina & ElizabethJanuary 18, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    The big idea was that WHITE and BLACK are both equal and should not be separated.

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  20. The big idea of Martin Luther King.Jr is that he fought for what he thought was right and it came out of his dream

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  21. I like the Martin Luther king speech because its inspiring

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  22. The main idea is that all colors can be together in peace.Also be treated equally.

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  23. the main thin about i have a dream is that black and white men and woman are eqwel.

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  24. The big idea of Martin Luther King's speech was he wanted people to relize how rediculas and unfair they were being to people with different colored skin!!!!!!I would deffinitly not want to be in those hard times.

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  25. i think that this speech is about that we can live without the seperation

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  26. I think the speech is important because Martin Luther king JR. was brave enough to get up in front of all those people and give the speech for what he believes in. That all black and white people should be free to go wherever and do whatever they want.

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  27. In the the book I have a dream Marten Luther King J.R. the big idea is how black and white should come together as a community.

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  28. Big idea of Martin Luther King JR's spech
    to inspier equwalibierty amogn all peopel.

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  29. The main reason about "I Have a Dream" is that people, black and white, men and women, are equal.

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