Short film On MLK’s Childhood

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Watch the Film and write a paragraph about the film. Consider the following questions when writing your piece:

1. Where did MLK grow up?

2. What did his father do for a job?

3. What was life like in the Southern States in the U. S. when Martin was a boy 1929 -1935 ?

4. What does prejudice mean?

5. What does segregation mean?

6. What are people’s civil rights?

7. How did Martin feel when at age six he had to stop seeing his best friend because he was white?

8. How did Martin see himself in relation to white people, did he feel equal

9. What roll did the church play in Martin’s self-esteem?

21 responses

  1. zion

    We watched a film on MLK childhood.he was born in GORGIA.His father was a minister. Born in 1929. When he grew up, he made speeches. He always felt equal to other people evem white people He won the nobel peace prize for the speeches years ago and all his good work.He was put in jail many time for his peaceful protest. he needed to help all people.a

    An assassin shot him and he died. he was a great american. he made speeches from the church and changed things

    January 4, 2008 at 2:06 pm

  2. christopher

    The man who shoot him is a bad person. Martin Luther King junior’s children had to move because the other town was being bad all the time and some person won the nobel prize.
    He had a good child hood his father worked for the church.
    He changed the rules of this nation. People were no longer allowed to have prejudice laws.

    January 4, 2008 at 2:08 pm

  3. Elyjia

    We watched a film on what Martin Luther King junior’s childhood was like. He was born in Georgia. Someone threw a bomb into his house. When Martin was six years old, he couldn’t play with his white friend anymore. Martin Luther King jr. won the nobel prize. Martin made alot of important speeches.

    ELYJIA TRAVIS

    January 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm

  4. tylik

    Marthin Luther King had a great time growing up. He had lots of friends and family.
    In the south where he grew up people were racist.
    He was a minister and he changed how people saw black people. He thought all people were equal he got other people to think this way.

    January 4, 2008 at 2:13 pm

  5. Alex

    We watched a film on Martin Luther King’s childhood. Martin Luther King jr. segregation prejudice speeches. Martin Luther King jr. won the nobel prize. One day someone threw a bomb threw his window. Then Martin got shot by a white person.

    January 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

  6. dashay

    I leard about martin.martin group up an georgiaon in the south . martin want to school in the NOrth. Martin had white friends . One day he went to his freinds house an they mother siad he couldnt play with them no more. Martin changed everything. martin was a smart boy he played baseball. with his freinds. Martin had a get togeather at his house. Martin live with his mom his older sister an his brother, his father and grandfather..He went to church just like his father. He live on the south with black people. whits had to go to differnts school an blacks had to go to differnts school.
    Martin was a person even as a kid that never gave up. He had a good family and he went to a wonderful church. From his family he learned how to work hard, to believe in himself.and he thought he could do any thing.

    When he grows up he gave speeches, he won the noble prize and he changed things for all people.

    January 7, 2008 at 2:32 pm

  7. Romello colon

    First thing I don’t like to think about what they did anyway. In martins chid life
    he was an adult In a little kids body. He worked as a little kid.He knew everyone’s were equal.He was fighting for everyone’s rights until he died. He try
    all the time and his hardest to stop the nouncnse with black and white but it wasent martin who lowerd down the rashise it was the former president lincon.

    January 7, 2008 at 2:33 pm

  8. JUSTIN B

    Martin luther king Jr had a bestfriend and one day he went to his friend house and his mother said were white your black.Martin luther king Jr had a dream that whites and blacks will all get along.Martin luther king Jr became a postman and when he was little he was a postman.He was growing up fast.Martin luther king Jr got shot for nothing.He had to change about white and black to be friend and stop fighting.Blacks weren’t able to vote or to work together or blacks had to sit in the back

    January 8, 2008 at 2:16 pm

  9. erik

    the movie to me was about that black
    and whites poeple could not play together or be together. this was called segregation thay cudnot go to the same school thay cudit drink from the same water fountain
    As a child he had good family and he liked the church and later he won the Nobel prize.
    He changed the world the way white and black people get along.

    January 8, 2008 at 2:18 pm

  10. justin F

    Black and white people could not be friends this happened to Martin
    Black people could not go to the same schools as white people .he sand I
    have a dream that my kids will not judged by their skin color, but by who they are.
    When he was a kid he saw that whites and blacks could not be togther on a bus or in a taxi. Everything was seperate. He starts telling people they should work together and realize what they are doing.

    January 8, 2008 at 2:20 pm

  11. kenttucker

    mlk had a friend he could not talk to him no more cause he was white. his friend said that he play baseball like he fithing.his grade was good. when he grew up he had a drem his drem come true.

    January 8, 2008 at 2:29 pm

  12. MLK JR was a good man. MLK JR was born in 1929 JAN.19. his dad was a ministen.
    segregation means-the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart. people’s civil rights mean-the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.Martin feels bad when
    the mom of martin friends did’t let them play with him.Martin dont feels equal
    with the white people.What roll did the church play in Martin’s self-esteem?
    a ministen.

    January 16, 2008 at 12:53 pm

  13. MLK JR was a good man. MLK JR was born in 1929 JAN.19. his dad was a ministen.
    segregation means-the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart. people’s civil rights mean-the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.Martin feels bad when
    the mom of martin friends did’t let them play with him.Martin dont feels equal
    with the white people.What roll did the church play in Martin’s self-esteem?
    a ministen.2

    January 16, 2008 at 12:55 pm

  14. kevin

    Martin was born in 1929 his birthday was in january 15 .martin was a good man .martin had 1 brother .martin was the first man to discover civil right.martin lived in atlanta,georgia.back than southern it was hard . back than black and white could not and did not go to the same bathroom ,and the water foundation. back in the south there was no seperared and segerated .

    January 16, 2008 at 1:03 pm

  15. MLK JR was a good man. MLK JR was born in 1929 JAN.19. his dad was a ministen.
    segregation means-the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart. people’s civil rights mean-the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.Martin feels bad when
    the mom of martin friends did’t let them play with him.Martin dont feels equal
    with the white people.What roll did the church play in Martin’s self-esteem?
    a ministen. What was life like in the Southern States in the U. S. when Martin was a boy 1929-1935? the colors and the non-colors fight the colors. all of
    things ware segregat.

    January 16, 2008 at 1:19 pm

  16. Vincent Martino
    Martin Luther king JR WAS A BLACK MAN FULL Of love and care he thought that it was not right to judge people by the color of their skin color
    he said that that I HAVE A DREAM THAT THE BLACKS AND WHITES COME TO GATHER he was not going to rest until this was over. It is better to day when black people and white people can do every thing to gether back in martins days there was racem and segaration the blacks were not treated fairly at all he wanted blacks and whits to have equal rights.when martin was a kid he loved base ball but coulden’t play with his white peers.wites were taught not to play with the colored.Martins father was a minister.Martin did not just help the black he helped plenty white people to he was a man of fath.he got married and had a son and a daughter.Martin went to collage at the age of 15 it was not his moms choice he made his own good desisons he was smart he did not belive in racem.Martin has a older sister.Martin wrote alot of good poems like darkness can not drive out of darkness.

    January 16, 2008 at 2:40 pm

  17. Alvin B. Henry S.

    1-16-08
    BY HENRY S. ALVIN B.

    1.HE WAS BORN JANUARY 15 1929 IN ALANTA.

    2.HIS DAD WAS A MINISTER FOR A CHURCH.

    3.THE WHITE PEOPLE WAS TAKING THE BLACK PEOPLE USING THEM AS SLEVES.

    4.PREJUDIC MEAN INJURY OR DAMAGE.

    5.SEGEGATION MEAN THE ACT OR PROESS.

    6.IN THE SOUTH WHITE DID NOT GET ALONG WITH BLACK AND BLACK WHITE WAS NOT IN THE SAME SCHOOL.

    7.HE FEEL LIKE HIS FRIEND SHOULD PLAY WITH ALL COLORS.

    8.MARTIN FEEL HE IS EQUAL WITH WHITE AND HE ALWAYS EQUAL.

    9.THE CHURCH WAS A GOOD THING FOR THE BLACK PEOPLE IT BULT A LOT OF PEOPLE UP.

    January 17, 2008 at 10:31 am

  18. kevin flores

    martin was born in 1929 and lived in atlanta,georgia and his birthday is janary 15,. martin was the first one to named the civil right.martin had black and white friends and he was not rises he sad he was a loving boy he had a wife named coretta scott and he had one brother. martin made black and white get a long and they made some a law up and they said that black and white can not drink out of the same founion and bathroom.black and white did get along
    and there where no seperared andsegerated

    January 22, 2008 at 11:08 am

  19. Alvin

    Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Tuesday, January 15, 1929 at the family home in Atlanta, Georgia. He lived with his parents, Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King, as well as his grandparents and his two siblings, Christine and Alfred Daniel Williams King.

    The King children all took piano lessons from their mother. They also enjoyed playing sports such as football and baseball and doing other odd jobs. Martin was a paper boy and wanted to be a fireman when he grew up. Their father was a Baptist minister and he was in charge of the children’s moral and religious education.

    From the time that Martin was born, he knew that black people and white people had different rights in certain parts America. If a black family wanted to eat at a restaurant, they had to sit in a separate section of the restaurant. They had to sit in the back of the movie theater, and even use separate restroom facilities. He did not understand this. The laws that kept black people and white people apart were called Jim Crow laws.

    One day, Martin and his father went to buy some new shoes. The clerk told them to go to the back of the store. “We do not serve colored in the front of the store,” he said. Martin and his father proceeded to leave the store, as they knew that this was not respectful treatment. Martin’s mother told him, “even though some people make you feel bad or angry, you should not show it. You are as good as anyone else.”

    At the age of five, Martin Luther King Jr. began school at Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta. This, however, was before the legal school entrance age of six; thus, Martin was not allowed to continue his education until he turned six years old. Following his education at Yonge Street Elementary School, he attended David T. Howard Elementary School. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. He scored so high on his college entrance exam at Booker High School that he did not formally finish high school, he went on to college in his junior year of high school.

    May 21, 2008 at 11:48 am

  20. hay i just got to tell every one he was a great man cause what he did. i hope he is doing good.

    November 25, 2008 at 1:26 pm

  21. (“he is a great man cause what he did.i hope he is all right'”)?

    November 25, 2008 at 1:29 pm

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