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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Transcript of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hero's Journey
Call To Adventure
Martin Luther King Sr. was the president of Atlanta's NAACP and led a politically active ministry
He wished for his son, Martin Luther King Jr., to inherit his ministry.
Refusing the Call
Martin Luther King Jr. experienced doubts about his religion during his teenage years
Answering the Call
While attending Morehouse College he came to believe that Christianity should influence progressive social change
After receiving a graduate degree from Boston University, Dr. King accepted a pastorate at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama
Crossing The First Threshold
After Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955, Dr. King organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott
This protest began the serious African-American Civil Rights Movement that would be successful in the South
The Abyss/The Belly of the Whale
In 1963 Dr. King led a protest in Birmingham, Alabama, the most segregated city in America
King was thrown in jail and many of his allies withdrew their support
King's response was the Birmingham Letter which earned him enough support to complete the protest
Road of Trials
King founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. He took small steps towards civil rights through protests.
Abductions
During King's Road of Trials he was arrested by the police many times in Montgomery, Alabama
Brother Battle
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were both civil rights leaders with the same end goal, but their methods were very different.
Apotheosis
On August 28, 1963, King gave his "I have a Dream" speech during the march on Washington D.C.
Death
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee.
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