Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Martin Luther King Jr.
Throughout middle school and high school my teachers never really did a good job in really explaining the impact that Martin Luther King had on this country. When I was taught about him, it was more or less looking at him as some ancient figure or some fact in a history book. We never really learned extensively about him or watched clips or documentaries about him. The majority of my knowledge of Martin Luther King is through my own research or on my own watching of documentaries. He is really an underappeciated man and I asked my history teacher my junior year why we never really talked much about him or Malcolm X and she said that "we had to start the Vietnam War" (which we spent forever on).