Remembering A Hero

January 2009
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;1/16/2009, Vol. 78 Issue 15, p2
This article reports that construction has started on the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. Completion for this project is expected in 2010. King grew up in the southern U.S., where people are segregated by race. He took several actions to change the law by giving speeches and leading peaceful marches. Passage of civil rights laws by Congress can be attributed to King and other leaders.


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