Thursday, February 27, 2014

Brave - by 5th grader Kole Barnes

Can one person or a small group of people make a huge change to society?

This question was asked of them after several lessons/class discussions leading into Black History Month.      

Here are Kole's thoughts:                                                                                                     

Brave.  Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks were two people who changed the world. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that made people unite.  He made it possible for African Americans go to the same schools, have the same jobs, and more.  Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man, but was sadly killed by assassination.  He was a man of bravery, like Rosa Parks.  Rosa Parks is a person who created a bus boycott.  She made it so African Americans can sit wherever they want on a bus.  She got arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus.  When Rosa Parks was in jail, African Americans stopped riding the bus.  So then the law changed to make African Americans to sit where they want on the bus.  So now blacks are equal with whites.

Kole Barnes 
5th grade