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  • 1. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968 ‘ I have a dream’
  • 2. Early life
    • He was born on 15 th January 1929, in Atlanta Georgia.
    • He skipped ninth and twelfth grade at high school and entered college at the age of 15.
    • After graduating from a second degree, he married Coretta Scott in 1953.
    • He became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1954.
  • 3. Rosa Parks
    • Rosa Parks was arrested on 1 st December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama.
    • Dr Martin Luther King, Pastor of a Baptist church in the town, felt that a protest was needed.
  • 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. ‘ 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. Nobel Peace Prize
    • 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.
  • 7. By this time Martin Luther King had been…
    • arrested twenty times
    • assaulted 4 times
    • awarded five honorary degrees
  • 8.
    • On April 4 th 1968, in Memphis Tennessee Martin Luther King made his last speech.
    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. Sacrificing all for the dream
    • His funeral was held five days later. A crowd of 70,000 stood at the sides of the street to watch his cortege pass.