This is a well-written, worthwhile minilesson about the American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The two page informational text teaches who he was, his beliefs, and his accomplishments. The text defines civil rights, segregation, and Dr. King’s use of nonviolent methods. Events emphasized are: 1. The Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. 2. The August 1963 March on Washington and the delivery of his "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. 3. Dr. King’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. There are also references to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the celebration of the January holiday set aside to remember and honor his dedication to ending racial segregation through non-violent means. There are 12 multiple choice questions in which students select among 4 choices. I modeled these questions after those on standardized tests in order to give students test-taking practice. The reading comprehension skills assessed are: Determining Main Ideas, Locating Details, Identifying Character Traits, Making Inferences, and Drawing Conclusions. The questions also assess vocabulary, specifically that of civil rights, segregation, and nonviolence. The lesson is appropriate for social studies, reading, Martin Luther King Day and Black History month. A beautiful color drawing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is included as well as an answer key. (The drawing comes out black-and-white on my tiff preview.) This product is on a word document that you can easily edit if necessary.