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  • He was born as Michael and not Martin. His dad’s name was also Michael.His father changed both of their names in 1934 in honor Martin Luther, a German reformer.
  • At the age of thirteen, he denied the bodily resurrection of Jesus during Sunday school
  • skipped both the ninth and the twelfth gradesBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Divinity
  • King's faith was strongly based in Jesus' commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself, loving God above all, and loving your enemies, praying for them and blessing them.
  • Lasted for 385 daysKing's house was bombed and King was arrested King's role in the bus boycott transformed him into a national figure
  • King was an activist in the African-American Civil Rights MovementSCLC - organize black churches to conduct non-violent protests. King led the SCLC until his death
  • 250 000 people
  • James Earl Ray – arrested 2 months later; he was sentenced to 99 years in prison
  • Martin luther king

    1. 1. Birth  When: January 15, 1929  Where: Atlanta, Georgia  Parents: Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King
    2. 2. Childhood  Siblings: Willie Christine King, Alfred Daniel Williams King  Sceptical of Christian claims  Seminary  Bible has "many profound truths which one cannot escape”
    3. 3. Studies  Booker T. Washington High School  Morehouse College  1948 – B.A. degree in sociology at Morehouse College  1951 – B.Div. degree at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania  1955 – Ph.D. degree in systematic theology at Boston University
    4. 4. Family  June 18, 1953 – Married Coretta Scott  Four children: Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice King
    5. 5. Religion  1954 – became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama  love your neighbor as yourself, love God above all, and love your enemies, pray for them and bless them.
    6. 6. The Montgomery Bus Boycott  December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus  Campaign – The Montgomery Bus Boycott  Result – The end of racial segregation on all Montgomery public buses
    7. 7. African-American Civil Rights Movement  Bayard Rustin – King’s advisor and mentor  1957 – King and other civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)  1959 – trip to India to learn more about the nonviolence resistance of Gandhi
    8. 8. March on Washington  When: August 28, 1963  Where: in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.  Theme: Jobs and Freedom  Speech: “I have a dream”  1994 – Nobel Peace Price
    9. 9. “I have a dream” “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. 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. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today”
    10. 10. Assassination  When: April 4, 1968  Where: Memphis, Tennessee  How: shot by James Earl Ray
    11. 11. Martin Luther King’s day  When: third Monday of January  First time: 1986  All 50 states: 2000