| Student Handout
Your teacher will give you an article called “The
Dream That Moved America.” Write any information
the article provides about Martin Luther King’s
ideas. As you did when viewing TV news stories on
Dr. King, sort the ideas into the two columns below.
Remember to write down only what the article
tells you about King’s ideas, not other
facts about his life or his personal and leadership
When you finish the article answer the following
1. The article quotes people who say that much of
King's message has been forgotten. Does the article
help to remedy the problem? Explain.
2. The Oakland Tribune printed this article,
too, but cut out all of the text appearing after the
first paragraph in column three above. Do you think
that changes the article's point? Explain.
3. Should King's birthday be mainly an occasion for
celebrating his life or should we also learn about
other people who fought (including many who died)
in the freedom struggle of the 1950s, 60s and 70s?