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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Transcript of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Graduated High School at the age of 15
In 1948, received a B.A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College
In 1951, graduated with a B.D. ( Bachelor of Divinity) degree from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, PA.
In 1955, earned PhD in Systematic Theology from Boston University
Went to India to study the non violent teachings of Mahatma Gandhi Personal Life: Married Coretta Scott 1953
Had 4 children
Accepted the pastoral position at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. American Civil Rights Movements: In 1955, led a boycott of the buses in Montgomery, which lasted 382 days and eventually led U.S. Supreme Court to end segregation on public Transportation.
In 1961, nonviolently protested interstate bus segregation Civil Rights Accomplishments In 1964, named Time magazine Man of the Year
Attends signing of 1964 Civil Right Act by President Lydon B. Johnson
His books, Stride Toward Freedom, Why We Can't Wait were published, Where Do We Go From Here. April 4, 1968 Assassinated while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee. He was in Memphis to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking sanitation workers. He was then buried in Atlanta, Georgia. Quiz Time! What is the full name of the famous man we commemorate on MLK day? What is the name of Martin Luther King (MLK)'s wife? How many children did MLK have? What term was used to separate the white people and colored people? What was the name of the woman arrested for violating the Montgomery bus segregation ordinance? How long did the Montgomery Boycott lasts? What kind of prize did MLK win? What was the title of MLK's famous speech? Where was MLK assassinated? MLK Day We honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the third Monday in January and the first observance of this holiday was in 1986. Bonus Question: What famous foreign figure MLK has been compared to? (Clue: MLK admired him greatly for his nonviolent teachings.) a. Barack Obama
b. Michael Jackson
c. Matthew Luis Knowles
d. Martin Luther King Jr. a. Coretta Scott
b. Rabia Jamil
c. Oprah Winfrey
d. Ella Fitzgerald a. 6
d. 4 a. Ignorance
d. Recreation a. Whitney Houston
b. Tyra Banks
c. Rosa Parks
d. Voileta Gardens a. 23 days
b. 100 days
c. 381 days
d. 1000 days a. Bingo prize
b. Pulitzer Prize
d. Nobel Prize a. Dreams are scary!
b. Nightmare on Elms Street
c. I Have a Dream
d. A Dream is Wish Your Heart Makes a. On a beach in Florida
b. On a balcony in Memphis
c. In a car in New York
d. At a park in Washington a. George Washington
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Mahatma Gandhi
d. Brian Wilson In August 28, 1963, gave his famous " I Have a Dream" speech at Lincoln, Memorial in Washington, D.C. (more than 250,000 people attended)
In 1965, led 25,000 marchers to the capital for the voting rights campaign.
In 1966, led campaigns in Chicago for equality in education and housing.
In 1968, led 6,000 protesters through Memphis in support of striking workers American Civil Rights Movements: Segregation: The act of separating from others or from the main body or group; to isolate. Racial Segregation The separation of humans into racial groups in daily life. Martin Luther King Jr. was famous for: Leading the African-American Civil Rights Movements
Advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience Civil Rights Accomplishments: In 1964, at the age of 35, Dr. King became the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He then announced he will turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance if the civil right movement.
In 1965, President Johnson signs Voting Rights Act Even after his death, he was awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.