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Martinluther

  1. 1. Martin Luther King Day<br />By: Miss Valerie Raiss<br />
  2. 2. Who was Martin Luther King Junior?<br />Martin Luther king was born on January 15th, 1929.<br />His father was a Baptist minister and his mother was a school teacher.<br />Martin followed in his fathers footsteps and became a Baptist minister.<br />When he was a little boy he asked some kids to play ball with him.<br />The mother of the children denied his request because he wasn’t white like the others.<br />Ever since that day he believed all people should be treated as equal.<br />
  3. 3. Why was Martin Luther King important?<br />On December 1, 1955, a black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus.<br />She was arrested and taken to jail.<br />Martin Luther king knew this is was the challenge he had been looking for.<br />He wanted to challenge the Jim Crow laws.<br />These laws separated blacks from whites in any social setting.<br />On August 28th, 1963, the King delivered his “I have a dream speech.<br />
  4. 4. “I have a dream…”<br />He had a dream that all people were created equal and should be treated as equal.<br />The speech was delivered to thousands of people in Washington D.C.<br />This speech was a defining moment of the American civil rights movement.<br />
  5. 5. Why do we celebrate this holiday?<br />To remember what Dr. King did to make the world a better place.<br />To teach children the importance of treating people equally.<br />Dr. King’s legacy will live on forever through his national holiday.<br />
  6. 6. The year 1983.<br />The year congress decided to make the King a national holiday.<br />
  7. 7. When do we celebrate this holiday?<br />The third Monday of January.<br />The Holiday was officially first celebrated in 1986.<br />
  8. 8. It’s important…<br />To be aware of this national holiday for two reasons.<br />It shows people equality among others.<br />It will help our world become a better place with practice.<br />http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/TLresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/mlkday.html<br />http://www.chicagostagereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/martinlutherkingjr.jpg<br />http://bymyart.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/martin-luther-king-jr.jpg<br />http://www.alan.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/king.jpg<br />

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