420 feature-length films have been made based on his plays and poems (according to the Guinness Book of Records ). Example movies based on Shakespeare’s plays: She's the Man (Twelfth Night), The Lion King (Hamlet), Romeo+Juliet (with Leonardo DiCaprio), West Side Story (Romeo and Juliet)
Martin Luther King Day by Linda Lowery This book is a biography because it tells about the life of Dr. King, but he didn’t write it himself. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Martin-Luther-King-Day/Linda-Lowery/e/9780876142998
Our book tells about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He grew up in Atlanta, GA as the son of a minister. Martin entered college early (age 15) and decided to become a preacher. He earned the title of doctor at a school in Boston. He married Coretta Scott and was called to serve at a church in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dr. King was asked to help out when Rosa Parks was arrested for taking a stand against unjust bus rules. He worked with other black leaders in the community to organize the bus boycott. It took a year, but finally the law was changed. Dr. King wanted to peacefully help bring about change in other unjust laws. He gave speeches in many communities in the South to inspire folks. He gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, DC.
His famous “I Have a Dream” speech was given in Washington, DC.
He was in Tennessee helping garbage workers when he was assassinated.
WHEN? Martin started working on the bus boycott in December of 1955 . They worked for over a year until the unjust laws were changed. In August of 1963 , people marched for civil rights in Washington, DC. Martin gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Martin was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1964 . He donated the $54,000 prize money to civil rights groups. He was assassinated in Tennessee in April 1968 .
WHY? Martin grew up in the segregated South where signs were posted in order to treat white and black people differently. They couldn’t use the same drinking fountains, schools, or public restrooms. Martin and his best friend had to go to different schools. He didn’t understand or think it was fair. He decided he would try to change things when he grew up. To make the world a better place, he became a preacher and a leader in the civil rights movement.
How do ordinary people do extraordinary things?
Martin was just a preacher when he was asked to help organize the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.
Many black people were angry about the unjust laws and unequal treatment.
He hoped he could help solve those problems by preaching about respect and justice.
He got more involved than he ever imagined because he was a gifted speaker that people responded to.
The civil rights movement became a peaceful passion of his.