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5 Historical Figures Who Broke Law For Reasons Of Conscience
Transcript of 5 Historical Figures Who Broke Law For Reasons Of Conscience
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.
King was a Baptist minister and a civil rights activist.
he played a major role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation.
King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa.
he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.
Apartheid was a system of racial segregation.
In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
Cesar Chavez was a union leader and labor organizer.
He dedicated his life to improving treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers.
Labor activist and later Polish president.
Lech Walesa helped form and lead communist Poland's first independent trade union, Solidarity and won a Nobel Prize.
Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist, abolitionist, author and speaker.
She was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
She was inspired to fight for women's rights while campaigning against alcohol.
Susan B. Anthony