Monday, January 17, 2011

For Martin Luther King, a Memorial in Washington Designed by a Chinese Artist



VOA Learning English Video: For Martin Luther King, a Memorial in Washington Designed by a Chinese Artist

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MARTIN LUTHER KING: "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, and live out the true meaning of its creed."

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior helped to change American history. He led protests against racial separation. And he taught non-violence, even when threatened with violence. His efforts helped lead to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

MARTIN LUTHER KING: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!"

Four years later, King was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee. Now, a memorial on the National Mall in Washington will honor him. The memorial is set to open in August

USCIS 100: 85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?*

  • fought for civil rights
  • worked for equality for all Americans

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