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Martin Luther King
1929-1968

"Love rather than hate whites."
“Love is the most durable power of the universe.”
"Organized nonviolent resistance is the most powerful weapon that oppressed people can use in breaking a loose from the bondages of oppression...Nonviolent resistance does resist. It is dynamically active. It is passive physically, but it is strongly active spiritually"
Local and national governments


“…preaching should grow out of the experiences of the people. Therefore, I as a minister must know the problems of the people that I am pastoring..” (The King Center, 1948)

Local and national governments


“…preaching should grow out of the experiences of the people. Therefore, I as a minister must know the problems of the people that I am pastoring..” (The King Center, 1948)

Broader social movement


King received the Nobel Peace Prize 1964.

In 1967 King delivered an anti-war speech.

Time named Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘‘Man of the Year’’ for 1963.


International level


Martin Luther King Jr. engaged in all levels of social movement

His activism stretched from the streets with the people to the halls of parliament with politicians.

SCLC was the vehicle which drove the movement forward in the community.

Eg. sit-ins, rallies and marches held to desegregate public places.

“…preaching should grow out of the experiences of the people. Therefore, I as a minister must know the problems of the people that I am pastoring..” (The King Center, 1948)

Community level


Martin Luther King meets with President Johnson regarding voters' rights (1965).

Chicago mayor Richard Daley and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. discuss new recreation programs opportunities for Chicago blacks (1966).

Local and National Governments


Public speaking through the platform of the church.
King worked with the poilitical parties and legal systems.
King's activism aimed to address structural inequalities evident within social, political and economic systems.
Moving private concerns to public action.

Activist for African-American Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
Baptist minister
1929-1968
Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.

Martin Luther King

Reference
Slides 1 to 5
Legacy
Is an African- American Civil Rights Organization
Slides 15 to 23
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Nonviolent strategies and tactics for social change
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Martin Luther King Jr. ,
The Kng Legacy – where do we go from here- Chaos or Community
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Martin Luther King Jr. March to Washington for jobs and freedom,
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-7eNRB2_0Q
March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
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Roger, B 2006,
Martin Luther King, Jr: a biography
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