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Who was MLK?

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Civil Rights Leader
Pastor / Minister
Husband / Father
Moral Leader
Childhood

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Born on January 15th,
1929
Atlanta, Georgia
Parents: The Reverend
and Mrs. Martin Luther
King Sr.
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Graduated from Booker
T. Washington High
School
Admitted to Morehouse
College at age of 15
Continued Education
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Graduates Morehouse
Enters Crozer
Theological Seminary
Ordained to Baptist
ministry Feb. 25...
Marriage
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Marries Coretta Scott
Settles in Montgomery,
Alabama
Receives Doctorate of
Philosophy in Systematic
Theol...
Becoming a Leader
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Joins bus boycott after Rosa
Parks arrested.
Elected president of the
Montgomery Improvement
Ass...
Civil Disobedience
Ideas for Change
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Non-violence
Equality
Compassion
Education
Forgiveness
Perseverance
Social Responsib...
Sacrifice
The Birmingham Campaign
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The turning point
Stores, restaurants, and
schools will be
desegregated.
Hiring of Afri...
I Have a Dream
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Socioeconomic Problems
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Discrimination in
housing, employment,
and schools.
Poor People’s Campaign
Assassination
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Riots and disturbances in
130 American cities.
20,000 arrests.
Within a week, Open
Housing Act is pa...
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  1. 1. Who was MLK?     Civil Rights Leader Pastor / Minister Husband / Father Moral Leader
  2. 2. Childhood    Born on January 15th, 1929 Atlanta, Georgia Parents: The Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr.
  3. 3.   Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School Admitted to Morehouse College at age of 15
  4. 4. Continued Education     Graduates Morehouse Enters Crozer Theological Seminary Ordained to Baptist ministry Feb. 25, 1948 at age of 19. Enters Boston University for Graduate Studies
  5. 5. Marriage    Marries Coretta Scott Settles in Montgomery, Alabama Receives Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Boston University on June 5th, 1955.
  6. 6. Becoming a Leader    Joins bus boycott after Rosa Parks arrested. Elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, making him official spokesperson for boycott. Forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation and gain civil rights.
  7. 7. Civil Disobedience
  8. 8. Ideas for Change           Non-violence Equality Compassion Education Forgiveness Perseverance Social Responsibility Freedom Service to others Social Justice
  9. 9. Sacrifice
  10. 10. The Birmingham Campaign     The turning point Stores, restaurants, and schools will be desegregated. Hiring of African Americans implemented. Charges dropped.
  11. 11. I Have a Dream
  12. 12. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  13. 13. Socioeconomic Problems   Discrimination in housing, employment, and schools. Poor People’s Campaign
  14. 14. Assassination    Riots and disturbances in 130 American cities. 20,000 arrests. Within a week, Open Housing Act is passed
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