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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Transcript: After Rosa Parks did not give up her seat for a white man, Martin Luther King Jr. took action. He led all the blacks in Montgomery, Alabama to not get on a bus for almost a year. Martin was jailed, and his house was bombed. He still supported civil rights and resisted the urge to fight without fists, but with words. Yay!!!!!!!!!! Why am I different from everyone else? The End!!!! Ninety percent of whites and eighty percent of blacks say that racial discrimination has improved over their lifetime. His parents did not know. Martin Luther King Jr. was important because without him, we would have more racism than today. Citations: Webpages:,_Jr. Books: Martin’s Big Words. Instead of what some people did, Martin used his mouth, not his fists to fight the injustices that were in our world. Oh my gosh, it's a parade!!!! Martin was on a bus with his school class to travel 90 miles to Atlanta, Georgia. Martin was comfortably seated and then whites flooded the bus. As the law stated, the blacks had to give up seats to the whites. His teacher told them that they would have to stand. Martin stood on the train for 90 miles and at pit stops to get to Atlanta, Georgia.

Martin Luther King Jr

Transcript: Early Life -Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia -King went to Morehouse College at age 15 -He decided his senior year to join the ministry with his father at Ebenezer Church. -He graduated from Morehouse in 1948 Montgomery Bus Boycott -Martin Luther King Jr. was first called into action to help protest segregation on buses -Civil rights activists from King's city asked him to be their leader because of his strong oration and leadership qualities -This was his first time leading a group for civil rights and for this reason is a very important occurance MLK March on Washington The March on Washington was a march based on giving jobs and freedom to african americans. This March took place on August 28,1963 - quarter of a million people showed up to march -President Kennedy opposed this march The Letter from Birmingham Jail -King's campaign to end segregation at lunch counters was known world wide when the police enforced it with dogs and fire hoses. -King and many of his followers were taken to jail and in jail, King wrote a letter. -In this letter, Martin Luther King proclaims that his movement will be completely about resisting what is wrong without violence. "I have a Dream" -On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delievered one of the most historical speeches every spoken - The " I have a dream" speech occurred on the steps in front of the Lincoln memorial - His famous speech was 17 minutes long - 200,000 people were in attendence to witness this speech - Its legacy and power comes from how he delievered his speech with emotion and pride I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. March 1968 Martin Luther King Jr traveled to Memphis Tennesse in support for African American workers who were on strike. -In April 1960 King returned to Memphis to give his last ever speech " I've been to the mountaintop" Speech about bomb threat... And then I got to Memphis. And some began to say the threats... or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers? Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. [applause] And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land! [applause] And so I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord At 6:01 pm on April 4, 1968 the prominate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was shot from the third floor balconey at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. -Eventually police caught James Earl Ray James Earl Ray -He was the man convicted for killing Martin Luther King Junior -He was caught two months after the assasination attempting to leave the United Kingdom with a fake canadian passport -He admitted to the crime but retook his statement three days after -He pleaded guilty to avoid being sentenced to death by the eletric chair MLK led many movements in hope to bring equality to all men and women of African American decent The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) - This group was formed by Martin Luther King and lead almost all aspects of the civil rights movement - SCLC made their number one priority fighting back without violence - They got this from Ghandi thinking that nonviolent resistance is the best weapon for a group to have Martin Luther King was an important leader in the civil rights movement

Martin Luther King Jr

Transcript: This is Martin Luther giving one of his famous speeches this is a picture of The Lunch Counter Sit-ins This is Martin Luther king Jr as a child, it was difficult for an african american child growing up in segregation He is giving an uplifting speech to african americans about segregation Rosa Parks was a good friend of MLK' s, he even led the "Freedom Walk" to protest she was being treated unfairly when she refused to give up her seat for a white gentleman. This plaque is in memory of Ms. Rosa Parks Many people came to honor Martin Luther King Jr during his funeral procession Wikipedia Biographical Black History Info Print Source Martin Luther King Jr showed perseverance by not giving up because of his race, but if he had given up i don't think african americans would have as many rights as americans do now. When King was just a child he had a white friend who told him he was no longer to play with him because he was black, now young King could of got discouraged and just gave up but he persevered through many challenges because of the color of his skin, now i know we think we have it hard think about how the african americans had to feel, they had to go to a whole different school,drink out of a colored water fountain, work harder than whites and earn less money than whites did. That is just some of the challenges blacks had to face each day. Martin Luther King was a life saver to many african americans. Martin Luther King Jr One of Martin Luther's most famous speeches was "I Have a Dream" it was supposed to represent how african americans need freedom to. Internet Sources Martin Luther King Jr. is successful in integrating african americans and whites How Martin Luther King Jr showed perseverance the demonstration of integrating the restaurants. Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site martin Luther king was arrested several times because of protesting citations

Martin Luther King Jr.

Transcript: It became the dawning of...or more like the new beging of black people thinking for them selves and believing that they deserve better which they truly did. Over a hundred white people joined in Martins fight and knew he would win and become the man that made history. Martin Luther King, Sr. fought against racial prejudice, not just because his race suffered, but because he considered racism and segregation to be an affront to God's will. He strongly discouraged any sense of class superiority in his children which left a lasting impression on Martin Jr. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Jr. entered public school at age five. In May, 1936, he was baptized, but the event made little impression on him. In May, 1941, Martin was 12 years old when is grandmother, Jennie, died of a heart attack. The event was traumatic for Martin, more so because he was out watching a parade against his parents’ wishes when she died. Distraught at the news, young Martin attempted suicide by leaping from a second story window at the family home. In 1948, Martin Luther King, Jr. took his sociology degree from Morehouse College and attended the liberal Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. There he thrived in all his studies becoming valedictorian of his class in 1951 and elected student body president. He also earned a fellowship for graduate study. But Martin also rebelled against his father’s more conservative influence by drinking beer and playing pool while at college. He became involved with a white woman and went through a difficult time before he could break off the affair. During his last year in seminary, Martin Luther King, Jr. came under the influence of theologian Reinhold Niebbuhr, a classmate of his father's at Morehouse College. Niebbuhr became a mentor to Martin, challenging his liberal views of theology. Niebuhr was probably the single most important influence in Martin's intellectual and spiritual development. After being accepted at several colleges for his doctoral study including Yale and Edinburgh in Scotland, King enrolled in Boston University. During the work on this doctorate, Martin Luther King, Jr. met Coretta Scott and aspiring singer and musician at the New England Conservatory school in Boston. They were married in June, 1953 and had four children, Yolanda, Martin Luther King, III, Dexter Scott, and Bernice. In 1954, while still working on his dissertation, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. He completed his Ph.D. and was award his degree in 1955. King was only 25 years old. Theres alot more but heres the spoiler. A young woman Named Rosa Parks wouldnt give up her seat in the bus. She was taken to court and MArtin fought for her justice. Further down the line he got married and made his famous speech like the one i showed to all of you earlier. He was killed when he was doing a speech but do you think he wante that to stop his wish on black people being free. The answer is NO! In the end most of the people helped him hold his head up high even after his death. People considered him an american hero breaking blacks from the grasp for being considered not good enough to fit in with the rest of us. He freed people from them selves and from others. Remember he was a positive romodel and you can be one too. Thank you for your attention! This is about one man that felt that black people didnt have equal rights. He believed that every living thing in the world had the right to do anything and wanted to share it with the world. It was the mircle day to some but the starting of hate to most. Tip here are some quotes from Martin Luther King. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. the tip Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends Now Martins speach Martin Luther King And one more thing... his bio Changes He made a speech proving to the world that one day his wishes and dreams will become a reality. He made a promise to the people that followed and believed in him. Ha the quotes are actually below so yeah:) Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind

Martin Luther King Jr.

Transcript: After leading the"March on Washington" on August 28, 1963, King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This march consisted of over a quarter of a million people. This speech inspired a nation to follow Dr. King in his fight against civil injustices. Dr. King was awarded the noble piece prize in 1964 for the nonviolent approach he had towards the civil rights movement. In 1968, Mrs. King opened Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change as a memorial to Dr. King's beliefs that all men should be created equal. Every year we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King day, on January 21st, to promote equal rights for all citizens Unfortunately, after thirteen years of nonviolent demonstrations Dr. King was assassinated for his beliefs. He was shot by a sniper while on the balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. By: Breanna Lauinger In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white passenger. Outraged, the NAACP choose Dr. King as the spokesperson/leader of the boycott. King along with other supports helped the boycott last 301 days. This ultimately lead the Supreme Court to rule that segregation in transportation was unconstitutional. Today, Martin Luther King Jr. remains one of the most well known leaders of all time. What Makes a Leader? Dr. King's Legacy Martin Luther King Jr. April 4th, 1968 I Have a Dream Born and raised in the south, King graduated from a segregated high school in Georgia. He then received his B.A. from Morehouse College and his doctoral degree from Boston University. Then became the pastor for the Drexel Avenue Baptist Church and a very active member in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Education Montgomery Bus Boycott Passion for their cause Use of rhetoric to inspire groups of people Their ability to stand firm by their beliefs

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