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MARTIN LUTHER KING A GREAT MAN By Jordi Canalda
The united states in the 50’s… <ul><li>1954-Rosa Parks, a respectful black seamstress, refused to give her seat to a white...
<ul><li>Blacks (both educated and uneducated) were denied the right to vote or serve on juries.  </li></ul><ul><li>They co...
How did Martin Luther King help change that status quo? <ul><li>He lead a movem en t   that struggled for  black  equality...
What he did… <ul><li>Lead a movement against racism. </li></ul><ul><li>Freed blacks from segregation. </li></ul><ul><li>He...
testament <ul><li>Still regarded as the black leader of a movement against racism.  </li></ul><ul><li>He is a symbol for m...
biography <ul><li>Born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>Attended segregated public schools in G...
<ul><li>In 1963 led mass protests against discrimination in Birmingham, Alabama where the white population were violently ...
Consider: How would the world have been different if it had not been deprived of such a charismatic figure as King’s? Mart...
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  1. 1. MARTIN LUTHER KING A GREAT MAN By Jordi Canalda
  2. 2. The united states in the 50’s… <ul><li>1954-Rosa Parks, a respectful black seamstress, refused to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Alabama. She was sent to jail for that offence. </li></ul><ul><li>Six-year-old black girl Ruby Bridges was intimidated and spat on by a white mob in New Orleans simply because she wanted to go to the same school as white children. </li></ul><ul><li>14-year-old black boy Emmett Till was killed </li></ul><ul><li>by a Mississippi gang simply because he had supposedly made suggestive remarks to a white woman. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Blacks (both educated and uneducated) were denied the right to vote or serve on juries. </li></ul><ul><li>They could not eat at lunch counters, register in motels or use whites-only rest rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>They could not buy or rent a home wherever they chose. </li></ul><ul><li>They had to get off the sidewalk when a white person walked by. </li></ul>(…)
  4. 4. How did Martin Luther King help change that status quo? <ul><li>He lead a movem en t that struggled for black equality. </li></ul><ul><li>He refused to us e vi olence. He believed in achieving equ ality thr ough peace. </li></ul><ul><li>He helped put an en d to segregation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What he did… <ul><li>Lead a movement against racism. </li></ul><ul><li>Freed blacks from segregation. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped extend freedom all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped modernise the United States. </li></ul>
  6. 6. testament <ul><li>Still regarded as the black leader of a movement against racism. </li></ul><ul><li>He is a symbol for many human-rights fighters and still a dream for many oppresed people. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped shape a country that was to wave the Flag of Freedom all over the world. </li></ul>
  7. 7. biography <ul><li>Born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>Attended segregated public schools in Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>He married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953. They had four children: Yolanda Denise (born 1955), Martin Luther III (born 1957), Dexter Scott (born 1961) and Bernice Albertine (born 1963). </li></ul><ul><li>Studied and received his doctorate in theology in 1955. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped mobilise the black boycott of the Montgomery bus system in 1955, after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>In 1963 led mass protests against discrimination in Birmingham, Alabama where the white population were violently resisting desegregation. King was arrested and jailed for his part in the protests. </li></ul><ul><li>Named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963. </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in the enormous civil rights march on Washington in August 1963, and delivered his famous 'I have a dream' speech, predicting a day when the promise of freedom and equality for all would become a reality in America. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1964, at the age of 35, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. He donated the prize money of $54,123 to the civil rights movement. </li></ul><ul><li>He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 during a visit to Memphis, Tennessee. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consider: How would the world have been different if it had not been deprived of such a charismatic figure as King’s? Martin Luther King advocated non-violent direct action as a way to fight discrimination. Would he had been equally successful if he had used violent methods?
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