Martin Luther King Jr.

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A presentation about Martin Luther King and Martin Luther King day for High School students.

Una presentación sobre Martin Luther King y el día de Martin Luther King en el EEUU para estudiantes o alumnos del institutos (alumnos que tienen 12-18 años).

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Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. 1. Martin Luther King Jr. Gustaf Andreasen
  2. 2. Vocabulary <ul><li>Segregation </li></ul><ul><li>Racism </li></ul><ul><li>Equal </li></ul><ul><li>Inequality </li></ul><ul><li>Dream </li></ul><ul><li>Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Justice </li></ul>
  3. 3. Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. 4. MLK’s Life <ul><li>Born in 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in the South Eastern USA, the area with the the most intense racism and segregation of the USA. (Why?) </li></ul>
  5. 5. MLK’s Life <ul><li>Activist for the underprivileged sectors of society. </li></ul><ul><li>Pastor of a church </li></ul><ul><li>He gave many talks and led many non-violent demonstrations against racial inequality. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his non-violent work in ending segregation of blacks and whites in the USA. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Inequality? <ul><li>1950’s and 1960’s America </li></ul><ul><li>Segregation of black and white people </li></ul><ul><li>Voting rights only for white people </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal standard of living between Blacks and Whites </li></ul><ul><li>Large quantities of Racism </li></ul>
  7. 7. Equality? <ul><li>“We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal” – American Constitution 1776 </li></ul><ul><li>Is everyone equal today? </li></ul><ul><li>women? </li></ul><ul><li>immigrants? </li></ul><ul><li>other races? </li></ul><ul><li>indigenous people? </li></ul><ul><li>children? </li></ul><ul><li>People in jail? </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ I have a Dream” Speech <ul><li>Famous 1963 speech in Washington DC </li></ul><ul><li>“ I have a dream” ? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4qrGWRbUng </li></ul>
  9. 9. Death <ul><li>Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4 th , 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee </li></ul>
  10. 10. Martin Luther King Day <ul><li>The 3 rd Monday of every January </li></ul><ul><li>People do something good for the community (Community Service) </li></ul><ul><li>A day of remembering non-violence and reflection of social inequality in the past and the present </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do to make your community better? </li></ul>
  11. 11. So….. <ul><li>What is your Dream for the World? </li></ul>

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