Martin Luther king

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Martin Luther king

  1. 1. 1929-1968 I Have a Dream . . . Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Biographical Information </li></ul><ul><li>He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to Martin Luther King, Sr, and Alberta Williams King. </li></ul><ul><li>His father was the pastor of a Baptist Church. </li></ul><ul><li>He had an older sister and a younger brother. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>As a child… </li></ul><ul><li>Martin’s first two friends were white and they played together all the time. </li></ul><ul><li>He went to a school for blacks and his friends went to a school for whites. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin was not allowed to play with his white friends any more after school started. </li></ul><ul><li>This was Martin’s first experience with segregation </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Martin Grows Up </li></ul><ul><li>He graduated from high school when he was fifteen years old . </li></ul><ul><li>After high school Martin went to a black college in Atlanta, Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Martin became a minister when he was only 19 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>He also became a Doctor of Philosophy at Boston University. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Martin Has a Family </li></ul><ul><li>He married Coretta Scott in 1953. </li></ul><ul><li>They moved to Montgomery, Alabama. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Church. </li></ul><ul><li>They had four children . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Martin and his family traveled together across the USA. Martin decided to spend his life fighting for integration and equality
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Martin and Coretta at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1964 Martin was given the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to build peace among all Americans. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He used speeches and other nonviolent means to protest . </li></ul>
  8. 8. . <ul><li>On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>There he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>On April 4, 1968, Martin was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. </li></ul>
  10. 10. People celebrate Martin’s birthday in the USA to remember his life and to remind us to live a peaceful life helping others.

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