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Amy kearney martin luther king

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Amy kearney martin luther king

  1. 1. MARTIN LUTHER KING Martin Luther King
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Martin was born on January the 15 th 1929 </li></ul><ul><li>Growing up in Atlanta, he attended Booker T. Washington Highschool </li></ul><ul><li>He was very smart and skipped the 9 th and the 12 th grade and went to college at age fifteen </li></ul><ul><li>He had a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and a Bachelor of Divinity degree by the age of 22 </li></ul><ul><li>He got married in 1953 and he had four children </li></ul>
  3. 3. Famous For <ul><li>He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Gandhi. </li></ul><ul><li>King has become a national icon in the history of modern American freedom </li></ul><ul><li>First president of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an African-American civil rights organization </li></ul>
  4. 4. Awards <ul><li>In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means </li></ul><ul><li>He was posthumously awarded (awarded after his death) the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quotes <ul><li>“ I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963. </li></ul>
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