"I am Martin Luther King, Jr" BY Grace Norwich November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"But when he turned six, Martin got his first bitter taste of prejustice he'd spend the rest of his life fighting."(pg. 16)

Based upon the context clues the word Prejustice means harm or injury.

"During Martin's time, many places inthe South enforced segregation with Jim Crow Laws."(pg. 18)

Based upon the context clues the word Segregation means the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart

"Following in his fathers footsteps, Martin's attended Morehouse, a prestigious all-black college in Atlanta."(pg. 25)

Based upon the context clues, the word prestigious means inspiring respect and admiration

"Plus, Martin had proved that he was very good at giving sermons." (pg. 26)

Based upon the context clues sermons means a talk on a religious or moral subject.

"They decided to protest the poor treatment of Rosa and all blacks by holding a boycott of city buses."(pg. 41)

Based upon the context clues boycott means a peaceful protest

"The black community was understandably enraged."

Based on the context clues enraged means angry.

"The highest court in land declared segregated buses unconstitutional

Based upon the context clues unconstitutional means not in accordance with a political constitution

"On May 17, 1957, he and twenty thousand other black and white citizens did just that when they gathered at the LIncoln Memorial for the prayer Pilgrimage in Washington, D.C.

Based on the context clues pilgrimage means a pilgrim's journey.


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