Martin Luther king

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