Martin Luther King Junior Day The 3rd Monday in January
Martin Luther King Junior <ul><li>Martin Luther King Junior was born in Alabama on the 15th of January, 1929 </li></ul>
<ul><li>He went to school with only black students. </li></ul><ul><li>All white and black people were  segregated : they c...
<ul><li>He was a very good student and went to university when he was 15 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>He studied sociology...
<ul><li>In 1955, a black woman named Rosa Parks sat in the front of a bus. She did not move for a white man. This was  ill...
<ul><li>To treat someone differently because of the color of their skin is  discrimination. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luthe...
<ul><li>He started a  boycott  of the buses. Many people did not use the buses for one year because they wanted all people...
<ul><li>He supported black students at a  sit-in  at an all-white restaurant because they wanted all people to be equal.  ...
<ul><li>It was very difficult to stop  segregation , but slowly the laws of the United States started to change. </li></ul...
<ul><li>On the 28th of August 1963, Martin Luther King and 250,000 people  marched  (walked together for attention) to Was...
<ul><li>Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize, a very important honor. He is the youngest person to win. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Many people did not like Martin Luther King’s ideas. He was  arrested  by the police many times, and went to jail ...
<ul><li>Some people did not want segregation to stop because they were afraid of change. </li></ul><ul><li>On the 4th of A...
<ul><li>He was a very great man and made a lot of very great changes in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, the Un...
Photos <ul><li>http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/mlk/king/photogallery.html </li></ul>
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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

  1. 1. Martin Luther King Junior Day The 3rd Monday in January
  2. 2. Martin Luther King Junior <ul><li>Martin Luther King Junior was born in Alabama on the 15th of January, 1929 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>He went to school with only black students. </li></ul><ul><li>All white and black people were segregated : they could not go to the same schools, play together, use the same bathrooms, or eat at the same restaurants </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>He was a very good student and went to university when he was 15 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>He studied sociology (society) and theology (religion). </li></ul><ul><li>He was a great pastor in a church. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In 1955, a black woman named Rosa Parks sat in the front of a bus. She did not move for a white man. This was illegal and she was arrested by the police. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>To treat someone differently because of the color of their skin is discrimination. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King wanted to stop discrimination in peaceful non-violent ways: no guns or fighting. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>He started a boycott of the buses. Many people did not use the buses for one year because they wanted all people to be equal. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>He supported black students at a sit-in at an all-white restaurant because they wanted all people to be equal. </li></ul><ul><li>A sit-in is when you peacefully and quietly sit in a place for attention. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>It was very difficult to stop segregation , but slowly the laws of the United States started to change. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1962, James Meredith was the first black student to go to a white university, but this was not easy. Police had to protect him. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1965 black people started to vote. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>On the 28th of August 1963, Martin Luther King and 250,000 people marched (walked together for attention) to Washington DC because they wanted all people to be equal. </li></ul><ul><li>He said his famous “I Have A Dream” speech: “ 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>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize, a very important honor. He is the youngest person to win. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Many people did not like Martin Luther King’s ideas. He was arrested by the police many times, and went to jail many times. </li></ul><ul><li>The police were very hostile. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Some people did not want segregation to stop because they were afraid of change. </li></ul><ul><li>On the 4th of April 1968, a man shot Martin Luther King, and he died. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>He was a very great man and made a lot of very great changes in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Junior Day on the third Monday of January. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Photos <ul><li>http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/mlk/king/photogallery.html </li></ul>

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