My Uncle Martin’s Words for America. Objective: Students will understand the impact that Martin Luther King, Jr. had on the events of the Civil Rights Movement.
Objective: Students will understand the impact that Martin Luther King, Jr. had on the events of the Civil Rights Movement.
Book Summary: Told from the perspective of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, students learn about the words of love and peace that Dr. King used to fight for civil rights.
Setting: The Civil Rights Movement,1955-1968
Author: Angela Farris Watkins, PhD
Illustrator: Eric Velasquez
My Uncle Martin’s Words for America
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011
Katie Pruett—Winthrop University—October 2012
What were the significant events that led to the changes made during the Civil Rights Movement ?
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Martin Luther King Jr. looks on.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak?
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington on
August 28, 1963.
How was life different for African Americans because of the work of people like Martin Luther King Jr.?
A man drinks from the water cooler labeled for “colored” people