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From Penny Hawkins

By Staff | Feb 13, 2013

To The Editor,

I am writing this letter to show how proud I am of my six-year-old granddaughter, Miranda Hawkins. She is a first grader at Long Drain Elementary School. She was one of only a few students picked out of her grade to submit an essay for a contest, containing at least 300 words. She chose to write her essay on Martin Luther King, Jr. However, unfortunately due to inclement weather conditions it was unable to be submitted by the deadline. Therefore, I would like to share it with you and all of your readers.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15,1929. He lived in a big house with his parents, his brother and sister. When he was little, he studied on becoming a preacher. Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted to change the unjust laws so that the little black and white boys and girls could go to school together without having to go to a different school. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a preacher for the Ebeneezer Baptist Church. White people and black people could not use the same water fountains or the same public restrooms. Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted to change that. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a friend when he was little and it was their first day of school and when Martin came home he went to his friend’s house and when he knocked on the door his best friend’s mother came out and said, “Your best friend is busy”. The next day she said the same thing and the next day the two boys were not allowed to see each other anymore. Martin Luther King, Jr. was sad that he could not see his best friend ever again. When Martin was little his parents taught him his manners and to respect other people. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to thousands of people. Martin was put in jail so he could not talk to crowds. Martin Luther King, Jr. was married to a nice woman. Later Martin’s wife had a little girl. Martin Luther used words of justice and freedom. Lots of people agreed with Martin but some did not agree with him. One day when Martin was at work someone threw a bomb at Dr. King’s house. His wife and little girl just missed it. Martin Luther King, Jr. died in April 1968.


Penny Hawkins