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Monday, January 18, 2010

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

You won't believe this but when I woke-up this morning for school my Dad told me I didn't have school. It was Martin Luther King, Jr. day and my school was closed for the day. I spent the day with my babysitter, Mrs. Crawford, because my brother decided to work at the pizza place.

Mrs. Crawford asked me if I knew who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was and when I told her I didn't she decided that we should take a trip to the library. I like the library but mostly when I can read books I like not school learning type stuff. If we went over to my house I probably could have googled him but Mrs. Crawford doesn't have a computer.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has a lot of stuff written about him. From what I could figure out he was really important and spoke to large groups about freedom and civil rights, which means everyone should be able to do the same stuff no matter what race they are. Mrs. Crawford said that when she was young some people couldn't ride buses or eat in some restaurants because of the color or their skin and they couldn't vote or go to the same schools as other kids. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made a big speech "I have a Dream" and after that the government started to work more towards making everything fair for everyone. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

And, I also learned that it is Pooh Day, celebrating the birth of the author, A.A. Milne who wrote the Winnie the Pooh stories. I love that Pooh bear.

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