Carolyn Gotham<br />February, 2010<br />America’s Most Famous Dreamer…<br />
<ul><li>the rights that guarantee citizens of the United States of America equal treatments in all places
All individuals are treated the same and fairly whether at work, school or simply walking in the park.</li></ul>Civil Rights<br />An example of a common civil rights violation- separating people by skin color. <br />Photo courtesy of Scrape News, www.scrapenews.com creative commons attribution<br />http://public.findlaw.com/civil-rights/civil-rights-basics/civil-rights-defined.html<br />
Martin Luther King Jr.<br /><ul><li> Born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
Attended the same college as both his father and Grandfather before him
Was also a minister, husband and father</li></ul>http://chrisabraham.com/2009/01/19/martin-luther-king-jr/<br />http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/<br />
How did Martin Luther King Jr. Accomplish his goals? <br />
entered college when he was only fifteen years old
In 1955 he led the Montgomery bus boycott which lasted almost a complete calendar year
The bus boycott resulted in segregated busses being deemed unconstitutional
Mr. King was inspired by Gandhi and Rustin both of whom experienced success through peaceful activism.</li></ul>Photo courtesy of Microsoft Word Clip Art<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.<br />
<ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. was a vital part of many peaceful demonstrations
He worked to gain equal rights for African Americans in the U.S.
I1964 Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded a Nobel peach prize rewarding his efforts of peaceful protesting</li></ul>What did Martin Luther King Jr. do?<br />Photo courtesy of “Sekle”, Chocolate City: The Best African American Blog. Sept. 15, 2009<br />http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/MLK.shtml<br />
<ul><li>Martin knew that he had made a difference and that his dream was shared by thousands of others
He wasn’t only a minister but a figure of heroism in many lives across the United States</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/blatantnews/3951901286/<br />Uploaded by Blatant News.com <br />Some rights reserved<br />
Punishment and Persecution<br /><ul><li>Mr. King grew up suffering from segregation
He was jailed for the first time in 1963 for demonstrating without a permit</li></ul>Photo courtesy of Microsoft Word Clip Art<br />
<ul><li>Arrested again in 1965 for reasons still unclear
brutally abused by Black Muslims in the summer of 1964</li></ul>Photo courtesy of Dr. Helen Lee-Keller<br />http://www.csus.edu/indiv/l/leekellerh/TEACHING.html<br />http://www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/mlk/srs216.html<br />
<ul><li>In the same year as the first and only act led by Mr. King turns violent he is shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee .
Shortly afterwards Congress moves and makes all of Mr. Kings efforts worth while and pass Open Housing Act.</li></ul>Picture courtesy of Microsoft Word Clip Art<br />http://www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/mlk/srs216.html<br />
How is Martin Luther King Jr. known today?<br /><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. is known around the world for his extreme efforts aimed towards racial equality and an un-segregated environment.
The third Monday in January of every year is dedicated to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,
The year after he died cities all across the country celebrated the holiday for a whole week</li></li></ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. Riding an Integrated bus after the Montgomery Bus boycott <br />http://www.mariononline.com/04/holidays/blackhistory/images/mlk_bus.jpg<br />
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials<br />This is one of many memorials <br />Honoring Dr. King, this is a very special<br />One because this is his final resting place, <br />In Atlanta, Georgia.<br />This wonderful abstract fountain is<br />A memorial for Dr. King as well, this <br />One located in Seattle.<br />http://www.howstuffworks.com/family-vacations-martin-luther-king-jr-national-historic-site.htm<br />http://www.uptake.com/blog/holiday-festivals/martin-luther-king-jr-holiday-events-and-celebrations_2234.html<br />
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