Martin Luther King Jr. Trivia

MLKDid you know that Martin was not Martin Luther King, Jr. original name?  That’s right, his given name at birth was Michael Luther.  When Martin Luther King was two years old his dad made a trip to Germany.  Inspired by the famous theologian, Martin Luther, he change his own name as well as his son’s name to Martin.

MLK may have tried to commit suicide when he was 12 years old.  He had disobeyed his parents and gone off to watch a parade after they had told him not to.  When he got home, he found out that his grandmother had passed away.  Thinking it was from his disobedience, he went upstairs and jumped out the second story window.



About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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