American Holidays and Celebrations #8: Martin Luther King Day

Like people from all over the world, Americans celebrate a variety of holidays and celebrations. Watch each video and read along each article to learn about American Holidays and Celebrations.

  1. Directions: Watch the video below and write a short summary of what you learned in the comments section below.

By admin

One thought on “Lesson 2.38.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea”
  1. Hello , hind from Iraq.
    Martin Luther (king day).
    Martin Luther , honors the life and legacy of the civil right movement and recipient of the 1964,Nobel prize , at young age , he showed strong promise shipping 9th and 12th grades and entering Morehouse College at the age of 15.His beliefs in equality and brotherly love developed early as he listened to the sermons of his father and grandfather ,both minister.
    In late Lass he received dis doctorate degree in Theology.
    There are many souther states that witnessed the indignities suffered by African American as a result of racism , discrimination and unjust every African American .
    He founded and other followers the noun violent struggle against racism .
    Dr King urged people to demonstrate peacefully and not resort to violent.
    Finally after 381 days the boycott of the Montgomery bus system was successful.
    The Supreme Court declared the state of Alabama’s .
    The woman whose small act of protest inspired the bus boycott was later named the “Mother of the civil Right movement” .
    The following is an excerpt the speech entitled”I have a dream” .
    Dr. King.others wanted the holiday on the day he was assassinated , finally in 1986 President Ronald Reagan declared the third Monday in January a federal holiday in hono of Dr(Morton Luther King).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »