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  1. 1. What is a hero? By: Nicole, Emma, and Sarah
  2. 2. A hero is… A hero is a person who is compassionate, respectful, smart, kindhearted, and brave. They are not afraid to take risks and will learn from their mistakes if they fail. They are not afraid to fight for what they believe in too. They show great characteristics in a person which makes them like able . Doing good deeds shows their heroism, and proves they can do great things in life!
  3. 3. Appearance He was black, he had a small mustache, brown eyes, and he was tall.
  4. 4. Background He was born on January 15, 1929 - Died April 4, 1968 (age 39) In his grandparents Victorian house on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the second child of three, since his grandfather was a sharecropper near the small town of Stock Bridge so he earned very little money. At the age of sixteen he left Stock Bridge with nothing but a sixth grade education and a pair of shoes. He worked odd jobs and slowly became a preacher, he met his future wife outside of church one day. They married and moved into a house on Auburn Street.
  5. 5. Motivation What drove Martin to do this is, he thought all people should be treated equal no matter what skin color you have. He needed it so he could be free from segregation and other blacks would be free On the night Rosa Parks was arrested E.D Nixon planned a city wide bus boycott. On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech to over 250,000 people called "I have a dream".
  6. 6. Trials Martin faced a lot of obstacles like, Being sent to jail for fighting for what he believed in. People trying to kill him. He had difficulty trying to get people to follow and commit. He had to find ways for people to listen to what he had to say.
  7. 7. Help He received help with people listening and following him, getting people to join forces so his message would have a greater impact. He won awards so that helped him get noticed quite often.
  8. 8. Lesson Learned The lesson he probably learned was, to fight for what you believe in. People will respect your opinion if you respect their opinion. Follow your dreams, and do something good in the world.
  9. 9. Unique Definition Martin is the unique definition because, he took risks and fought for what he believed in! He was brave to make a stand against segregation He was kind hearted and cared for other people's rights. He functioned with power and capability when people believed in him he believed in himself. He fights against civil rights. He is not quiet and will speak his thoughts if he thinks they important to hear.
  10. 10. Hero Comparison Jason had bravery going on quests Martin had bravery standing up for what he believed in Jason showed dedication trying to figure out who he is Martin showed dedication in civil rights Jason had strength when fighting of evil people Martin had strength to make it through tough times.
  11. 11. The End...