Dr Martin Luther King Jr

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr

  1. 1. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968 ‘ I have a dream’
  2. 2. Early life <ul><li>He was born on 15 th January 1929, in Atlanta Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>He skipped ninth and twelfth grade at high school and entered college at the age of 15. </li></ul><ul><li>After graduating from a second degree, he married Coretta Scott in 1953. </li></ul><ul><li>He became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1954. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rosa Parks <ul><li>Rosa Parks was arrested on 1 st December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Martin Luther King, Pastor of a Baptist church in the town, felt that a protest was needed. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Peaceful protests Martin Luther King headed up a Civil Rights organisation. Their motto was: ‘ Not one hair of one head of one person should be harmed.’
  5. 5. ‘ I have a dream…’ In 1963 Martin Luther King led 250,000 people in a peaceful march to Washington, ‘for jobs and freedom’. It was here that he delivered one of the most famous speeches of the 20 th century.
  6. 6. Nobel Peace Prize <ul><li>At the age of 35 Martin Luther King was the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He handed over his prize of nearly $55 million dollars to the Civil Rights Movement. </li></ul>
  7. 7. By this time Martin Luther King had been… <ul><li>arrested twenty times </li></ul><ul><li>assaulted 4 times </li></ul><ul><li>awarded five honorary degrees </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>On April 4 th 1968, in Memphis Tennessee Martin Luther King made his last speech. </li></ul>As he walked out on to the balcony of his hotel that evening, a single gun shot rang out. Martin Luther King had been struck down by an assassin’s bullet
  9. 9. Sacrificing all for the dream <ul><li>His funeral was held five days later. A crowd of 70,000 stood at the sides of the street to watch his cortege pass. </li></ul>

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