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Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

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giorgia beiso

on 12 May 2017

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Transcript of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

16th century
Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement
Slavery was abolished but black americans were not equal to american citizens. They could not:
Martin Luther King led 250,000 people in a march on Washington DC. He gave one of the most famous speech: "I Have a Dream".
He died in Memphis on the 4th of April because of a gun shoot.
His funeral was on the 9th of April in Menphis.
He won the Nobel Prize for Peace in the 1964-65. He was one of the most important people in American history. In 1986 the USA began to hold a public holiday in his name.On the third Monday of January

American men took slaves from Africa for work on the large plantations of the southern states. The slaves were very cheap labour for the plantation owners. The slaves worked until they die. They belonged to the plantation owners.
Slavery was abolished
sit on the same buses
go on the same restaurants
go to the same schools
King was born in the 1929 in Atlanta by a rich family. He became a Baptist minister and the leader of the largest protest movement of the 20th century. He was asassineted in the 4th of April 1968
Martin Luther King
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was a black woman that lived in Alabama. The police arrested her because she refused to give up her seat on a bus. The seat was reserved for white people. King protested and for many weeks the blacks stopped going on the buses. So the buses were empty. This boycott lasted until the buses agreed to end segregation.
March on Washington
'I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.'
Nobel Prize
Now with the election of Donald Trump the MLK purpose is in danger.
28 August 1963
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