Thursday, January 5, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr...through the eyes of a Kindergartener

Bee-bee came home from school today asking, "Mommy, have you ever heard about a man named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?"  I told her that I had, and she said that she's learned a lot about him over the past week at school.

"Mommy, did you know he won a prize for peace?"

"Did you know that bad guys killed him?"

"Did you know he had many dreams?"

She then went on to repeat the first few lines of his "I have a dream" speech. :)

Later on tonight, she was explaining who he was to Cha-cha while we were sitting in the other room...

"He wanted his children to be able to do the same things as white children.  See, they didn't have white skin like you and me, they had dark skin.  He wanted to be a leader of the church because they make rules.  At least I think they make rules.  It might not have been the church, maybe it was something else.  He wanted people to be judged by their character, not their skin color."

She was very proud of learning about MLK, Jr today. :)  Her memory is better than the Christopher Columbus incident. ;)

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