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Subject Pronouns: Martin Luther King Day January 17th, 2019

A subject pronoun in a sentence tells who or what the verb is being performed by. It is used in replacement of a common or proper noun.

Now, we will practice using subject pronouns using our subject, Dr. Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday.
It is celebrated on the 3rd Monday of January.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for being a civil rights leader.
He was highly responsible for the passing of the Voting Rights Act for African Americans and the Civil Rights Act in the mid-1960’s.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a famous speech on August 28, 1963, that touched everyone in the nation.
He said, “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Americans honor the life of Martin Luther King for the work he did to make changes in American Society.
They remember the strong belief he had for non-violent protesting, which set the tone for his movement in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Give it a try:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist.
____ protested against unfair laws through non-violent acts.

African Americans fought for their justice.
____ stood together to let their voices be heard.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.