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• Martin Luther King, Jr. was
born on January 15, 1929, at
his family home in Atlanta,
Georgia. King was an
eloquent Baptist minister
and leader of the civil-rights
movement in America, from
the Mid-1950s until his
death, by assassination, in
1968. King promoted non-
violent means to achieve
civil-rights reform and was
awarded the 1964 Nobel
Peace Prize for his efforts.
• King’s grandfather was a Baptist preacher. His father
was pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church.
King earned his own Bachelor of Divinity degree
from Crozier Theological Seminary in 1951, and
earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Boston
University, in 1955.
• While at seminary, King became joined with
Mohandas Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolent social
protest. On a trip to India in 1959, King met with
followers of Gandhi.
• Also in 1963, King led a
massive march on
Washington DC, where
he delivered his now
famous, “I Have A
Dream” speech. King’s
tactics of active
nonviolence had put
civil-rights squarely on
the national agenda.
• On April 4, 1968, King was shot by James Earl Ray while
standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis,
Tennessee. He was only 39 at the time of his death. Dr. King
was turning his attention to a nationwide campaign to help
the poor at the time of his assassination.
• Nelson Mandela was born in a
small South African village, to a
local chief and his third wife.
He was the first person in his
family to receive a western
education, and was inspired to
study law after witnessing the
democracy of African tribal
governance at an early age.
Mandela became a sought
after lawyer in Johannesburg,
defending black South Africans
against the government’s.
• Mandela served 27 years in prison, before his
release in 1990, at the age of 72. He was elected
the first black President of South Africa, in 1994.
• Nelson Mandela is one of the world’s greatest, and
most admired political leaders. He has been
honored with numerous awards, including the
Nobel Peace Prize, for he is a shining example of the
incredible strength of the human spirit to
persevere, in the face of adversity, for the pursuit of
freedom.

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Peaceful People

  • 2. • Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, at his family home in Atlanta, Georgia. King was an eloquent Baptist minister and leader of the civil-rights movement in America, from the Mid-1950s until his death, by assassination, in 1968. King promoted non- violent means to achieve civil-rights reform and was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
  • 3. • King’s grandfather was a Baptist preacher. His father was pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. King earned his own Bachelor of Divinity degree from Crozier Theological Seminary in 1951, and earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University, in 1955. • While at seminary, King became joined with Mohandas Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolent social protest. On a trip to India in 1959, King met with followers of Gandhi.
  • 4. • Also in 1963, King led a massive march on Washington DC, where he delivered his now famous, “I Have A Dream” speech. King’s tactics of active nonviolence had put civil-rights squarely on the national agenda. • On April 4, 1968, King was shot by James Earl Ray while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was only 39 at the time of his death. Dr. King was turning his attention to a nationwide campaign to help the poor at the time of his assassination.
  • 5. • Nelson Mandela was born in a small South African village, to a local chief and his third wife. He was the first person in his family to receive a western education, and was inspired to study law after witnessing the democracy of African tribal governance at an early age. Mandela became a sought after lawyer in Johannesburg, defending black South Africans against the government’s.
  • 6. • Mandela served 27 years in prison, before his release in 1990, at the age of 72. He was elected the first black President of South Africa, in 1994. • Nelson Mandela is one of the world’s greatest, and most admired political leaders. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, for he is a shining example of the incredible strength of the human spirit to persevere, in the face of adversity, for the pursuit of freedom.
  • 7. • Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Kathiawar, West India. He studied law in London, but in 1893 went to South Africa, where he spent 20 years opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians. In 1914, Gandhi returned to India, where he supported the Home Rule movement, and became leader of the Indian National Congress. His goal was to help poor farmers and laborers protest oppressive taxation and discrimination
  • 8. • Even after his death, Gandhi’s commitment to non- violence and his belief in simple living: making his own clothes, eating a vegetarian diet, and using fasts for self-purification as well as a means of protest— has been a beacon of hope for oppressed and marginalized people throughout the world.
  • 9. • Benjamin Franklin, born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706, may, by his life alone, be the most profound statement of what an American strives to be. He attended grammar school at age eight, but was put to work at ten. He apprenticed as a printer to his brother James, who printed the New England Courant, at age twelve, and published his first article there, anonymously, in 1721. • He was selected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1751, and served as an agent for Pennsylvania to England, France and several other European powers.
  • 10. • He was the United States first Postmaster General, Minister to the French Court, Treaty agent and signer to the peace with Gr. Britain, • He died on the 17th of April, 1790. On that day he was still one of the most celebrated characters in America. Social activist .
  • 11. • Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, the future Mother Teresa, was born on 26 August 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, to Albanian heritage. Her father, a well-respected local businessman, died when she was eight years old, leaving her mother, a devoutly religious woman, to open an embroidery and cloth business to support the family.