Legacy“I am who I am because of who we all are.”-Martin Luther King Jr. Regina Kent
OBJECTIVE What contributions did Martin Luther King Jr. make for America? What is the legacy that Martin Luther King Jr. left behind?
WHO WAS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.?• Born January 15th 1929• B. A. from Morehouse College• PhD from Boston University• Pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama• Face of Civil Rights Movement
ROSA PARKS On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks, an African -American woman boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She sat in the middle section of the bus, closest to the front, reserved for the “whites” only. As soon as their seats filled, and more white men boarded the bus, the bus driver insisted that she and the other African -American people retreat to the back of the bus. She refused and was arrested.
BOYCOTT Led 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott as a result of the arrest of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat. Martin Luther King Jr.and all other African- Americans refused to ride on the buses. Instead they walked or put together carpools. This boycott lasted 13 months.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS NAACP Executive Committee Founded Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 1957 NAACP Spingarn Award 1963 March on Washington, “I Have a Dream” 1963 Time Magazine “Man of the Year” Awarded 1964 Nobel Peace Prize
METHODS Civil Disobedience Non-violent resistance Mass Protest Marches Boycott Media Coverage Published articles, letters, books Preaching, lectures, speeches