The History of Martin Luther King

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The History of Martin Luther King

  1. 1. A young MartinLuther KingMartin Luther KingJr. as a young boy inAtlanta , Georgia.Martin had onebrother and onesister. Martin went tocollege at the age of16. What do youthink it was likeback in the 1930’sas an AfricanAmerican?
  2. 2. Whites versusBlacksWhen Martin wasyoung he could notunderstand why blackpeople did not havethe same rights aswhite people. Inspiredby his father, Martinbegan preachingabout civil rights as ayoung teen. Howwould you feel if youcould not go to yourneighborhood schoolbecause of your skincolor?
  3. 3. Martin Luther Kingas a young pastorMartin Luther Kingfollowed in hisfather’s footstepsas a young pastorat the EbenezerBaptist Church inAtlanta. Would yoube nervous tospeak in publicabout somethingyou believed in?
  4. 4. The Martin LutherKing Jr. FamilyMartin Luther Kingcontinued to studyministry and earnedthe name of Dr.King. He married hissweetheart CorettaScott in 1958. Theyhad four children.Do you think theKing children wereproud of their fatherfor fighting for equalrights?
  5. 5. Civil RightsMovementMartin encountereda great deal ofviolence in hispursuit of civil rights.Not everyonethought black peopleshould have thesame rights as whitepeople. What do youthink?
  6. 6. March onWashingtonAugust 28th, 1963 More than 250,000came toWashington, DC toprotest and speak outabout inequalityamong races. It wasexactly one hundredyears earlier whenPresident AbrahamLincoln freed theslaves. Do you thinkthe black people wereever truly free?
  7. 7. I have a dream speechMartin Luther King, Jr.made his famous “Ihave a dream”speech. Martin’sdream was that littleblack boys and girlshold hands with littlewhite boys and girlsand to walk togetheras brothers andsisters. Do you thinkMartin Luther Kingwould be happy thathis dream came true?
  8. 8. Nobel PeacePrize AwardMartin Luther Kingwas awarded theNobel Peace Prizein 1964. This prizemeant that Martin’speaceful work hadbeen recognized bythe world! Theprize was worth$54,000. Do youknow what MartinLuther King did withthe prize money?
  9. 9. Dr. King’s tragicDeath Martin Luther Kingwas killed inTennessee in April1968 doing what heloved best; helping agroup of people whowere being treatedunfairly. Weremember MartinLuther King Jr. eachyear on his birthdayJanuary 15th.

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