Letters to Dr. Martin Luther King
from Mrs. Rollman's first grade, 1/2000

Dear Dr. King,
You wanted to help everybody. You were a nice person because you told the black people not to go on the bus.
From your friend,
Abigail age, 6

Dear Dr. King,
You were very nice and peaceful! I liked the way you changed a lot of bad rules.
Your friend,
Maggie, age 6

Dear Dr. King,
I feel sad that you died. I know that a man shot you. I think that you did the right thing.
From your friend,
Robert, age 7

Dear Dr. King,
When they threw rocks did it get in your eyes? When the man shot you did it hurt?
Your friend,
Alex, age 7

Dear Dr. King,
I am sorry the police were mean. I am sorry that you were shot. You were a good man.
Your friend,
Rosie, age 7

Dear Dr. King,
I am sorry that you got hit by rocks. I wish you were alive. Thank you for making our world good and free.
From your friend,
Geena, age 6

Dear Dr. King,
You were nice to people. How come the white people were so mean to you? I can tell that you were very nice. Your dream was for people to love.
From your friend,
Dana, age 7

Dear Dr. King,
I hope you had a good birthday on Monday. I think you were one of the best men in the world. I think you changed the world.
Your friend,
]Jack, age 6

Dear Dr. King,
I am sorry that you got shot. I like that you made us nice.
From your friend,
Sean, age 7

Dear Dr. King,
Everybody is kind now. I'm nice to people everyday. I like my friends. My friends like me. I'm glad that I have a deaf cat because I can play with her.
Your friend,
Danielle, Age 7

Dear Martin Luther King,
You are a kind man. You are also a peaceful man. How are you so good? You are very nice to the people. You are very nice because you wanted to help everybody.
Your friend,
Noel, age 7

Dear Dr. King,
I am happy that you helped the people stop fighting. I am sorry that you died.
Your friend,
Chris, age 6

Dear Dr. King,
Dr. King, I wish you were still alive. You helped all the black and white people.
Your friend,
Jennifer, Age 6

Dear Dr. King,
You're very nice to all the people. I like you did. I'm sorry you got shot. The man that shot you wasn't very nice to you.
From your friend,
Nicole, age 6

Dear Dr. King,
How are you doing? Is it cold up there or hot? I'm sorry you got shot. I hope you are all right. I wish you were alive.
From your friend,
Joelle, age 6

Dear Dr. King,
I wish you were still alive you could help people stop fighting.
Your friend,
Terry, age 7

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