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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Transcript of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By: Eleeza Britanico, Alexa Santana, and Malia Tagaloa
About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Then died on April 04, 1968.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a middle child. He had an older sister named Willie Christine and a younger brother named, Alfred Daniel Williams King.
When he was a child, he grew up in a secure and loving environment.
Martin was known as a "precocious" student in high school. He skipped both ninth and eleventh grade, and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15.
Martin earned his Ph.D at the age of 25.
He married Coretta Scott and had four children. Yolanda, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott and Bernice.
Who is Dr. MLK and what did he do?
Martin was a baptist minister and civil-rights activist, he had a huge impact on race relations in the United States.
In 1954. King became a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church of Montgomery. Alabama.
He was a strong worker for civil-rights, King was the member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of colored people.
In 1957, he was elected President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a organization that showed leadership for the civil rights movement.
Struggles He Went Through
I Have A Dream
"I Have A Dream" video
Last but not least, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "
I Have A Dream Speech". In this incredible speech MLK talks about:
African Americans being treated unfairly.
How they are not free.
Stating that they cannot be free if they are hateful and bitter.
Stating that he has a dream that this nation will soon realize all men are created equal.
Stating that he as a dream that his people will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
How they can't give up, and that they have to "make the pledge that they shall always march ahead."
This speech left a tremendously positive mark in black history. Not only did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leave this world being known as "the most effective leader for the civil rights movement", but he left this world knowing he made a difference.
In early December, 1955, MLK lead; the bus boycott.
The boycott lasted 382 days and finally on December 21, 1956 Negros and whites were able to ride the bus as equals.
During the boycott Martin was arrested, his house was bombed, and he received a lot of personal abuse.
Throughout his life he was arrested 25 times and assaulted at least four times.
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