Martin Luther King
Jr.
By: Caden Smith
Martin's Birth
• Born Jan. 15, 1929
• Born in Atlanta, GA
• Born to Martin Luther King
Sr. and Alberta Williams
• He had a...
Martin's Childhood
• Martin was a paper boy and
wanted to be a fireman. He
took piano lessons from his
mother.
• At the age...
Events
• Martin helped fuel a major part
of the bus boycott in
Montgomery, Alabama
• He also helped recruit for and
was a ...
Timeline
• 1929
• Born on January 15 to the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King
• 1944
• Began his s...
• 1960
• Was arrested for a sit-in at a restaurant in Greensboro, NC
• 1961
• Based on MLK's work, the Interstate Commerce...
• 1965
• August 6, The Voting Rights Act becomes law
• 1966
• King begins to focus on other social issues starting with th...
Martin's Influence
• He influenced hundreds of thousands of AfricanAmericans to follow him on his protests
• He influenced t...
What can I do?
• I can treat people fairly no matter the color of their
skin
• I can remind others that all people are cre...
Impact on society
• Many African-Americans got
better lives
• African-Americans got many
rights they did not have
before
•...
Conclusion
• Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s
birthday and all the good he has done for us. If he
had not led t...
Bibliography

• Martin Luther King Jr. 10 days, by: David Colbert
• Martin's Big Words, by: Doreen Rappaport
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  1. 1. Martin Luther King Jr. By: Caden Smith
  2. 2. Martin's Birth • Born Jan. 15, 1929 • Born in Atlanta, GA • Born to Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams • He had an older sister and a younger brother
  3. 3. Martin's Childhood • Martin was a paper boy and wanted to be a fireman. He took piano lessons from his mother. • At the age of five he attended school and went all the way to college
  4. 4. Events • Martin helped fuel a major part of the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama • He also helped recruit for and was a leader of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) • He was a leader for the Freedom Riders, but refused to go with them on the protests
  5. 5. Timeline • 1929 • Born on January 15 to the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King • 1944 • Began his studies at Morehouse College at the age of 15 • 1951 • Began his graduate studies at Boston University • 1953 • Martin Luther King marries Coretta Scott at her parent's home in Alabama • 1955 • Received his PhD in Systematic Theology from Boston College • 1955 • Led the Montgomery bus boycott based on the experience of Rosa Parks • 1956 • Bus segregation has been ruled illegal by the Supreme Court • 1959 • Went to India and met with the family of Mahatma Gandhi to learn the ways of peaceful protest • 1960 • Became co-pastor with his father at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
  6. 6. • 1960 • Was arrested for a sit-in at a restaurant in Greensboro, NC • 1961 • Based on MLK's work, the Interstate Commerce Commission banned segregation in interstate travel • 1963 • King writes his famous Letter from Birmingham jail after being arrested • 1963 • On June 23, he led a group of 125,000 people in a Freedom Walk in Detroit • 1963 • On August 28 he joins more than 250,000 people in the March on Washington and delivers the famous "I Have a Dream" speech • 1964 • MLK Jr. is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peach Prize • 1964 • Jan. 23, The 24th Amendment eliminates the poll tax in Federal elections • 1964 • July 2, The Civil Rights Act is signed prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations and in employment
  7. 7. • 1965 • August 6, The Voting Rights Act becomes law • 1966 • King begins to focus on other social issues starting with the March Against Fear • 1968 • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee • 1986 • President Reagan signs a law declaring the third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday
  8. 8. Martin's Influence • He influenced hundreds of thousands of AfricanAmericans to follow him on his protests • He influenced the government to change the laws • His influences changed America for the better
  9. 9. What can I do? • I can treat people fairly no matter the color of their skin • I can remind others that all people are created equal • I can help fight against racism
  10. 10. Impact on society • Many African-Americans got better lives • African-Americans got many rights they did not have before • They were truly free because of Martin Luther King Jr. • Helped everybody know that all people are created equal
  11. 11. Conclusion • Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and all the good he has done for us. If he had not led the marches, today would be a very different world. Most likely we would still have segregation and the government would have very different laws.
  12. 12. Bibliography • Martin Luther King Jr. 10 days, by: David Colbert • Martin's Big Words, by: Doreen Rappaport
  13. 13. Thanks for watching!!!

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