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Martin Luther King

Transcript: martin luther king childhood freedom speech king southern christian leadership conference "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood". *Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King is important figure in black history because... he fought for Civil Rights tried to put an end to racism supported Rosa Parks by doing a boycott at a bus station (Montgomery, Alabama) he used NON VIOLENT motives to achieve civil rights he was also the youngest person to get a Nobel Peace Prize for his work for equality I Have A Dream Speech Family History Martin rose to be the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) The SCLC is an association made to help local organizations in Georgia work for the equality of African - Americans This created non - violent actions, which resulted in the massive march in Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963) to achieve civil rights This is where Martin gave his famous "I have a dream" speach at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. THE END !!! BY: Riya Sandhu :) After finishing college and getting married to Correta Scot King on June 18th 1953, Dr.King became a minister and moved to Alabama During 1950, Martin Luther King participated in the movement for civil rights and racial equality Martin Luther King also participated in the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama because Rosa Parks didn't want to give up her bus seat to a white man, he also participated in many other peaceful gatherings that protested against the unfair treatment of African-Americans Education Martin Luther King Jr Work Cited Martin was such an excellent student that he skipped grades in elemantary school and in high school Martin enjoyed reading,singing, riding his bike and he also enjoyed playing football and baseball After graduating Martin went to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia when he was 15yrs old Throughout Martin's early life Martin experienced alot of rasiscm, going through that experience he decided to do something about it and put a stop to it Martin's father and grandfather were preacher's at Ebenezer Baptist Church Martin's mother was a school teacher who taught him to read before he went to school Martin had a brother, Alfred. and a sister, Christine Martin was a great student at school The following year in 1964 Martin won the Nobel Peace Prize for his dedicated work to end rascism by using non - violent actions Four years after, Martin Luther King was assasinated on April 4th 1968 in Nashville Tennessee by James Earl Ray By the time he had died, Martin had put all his effort on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam war By: Riya Sandhu :) Birth Date: January 15th, 1929 Birth Place: Atlanta, Goergia, U.S.A. Death Date: April 4, 1968 Death Place: Memphis, Tennessee Contributions to black history Contribution to black history Contributions to black history Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King

Transcript: Martin Luther King This is Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King was born on the 15th January 1929. He fought tirelessly for Black rights throughout the the 50`s and 60`s. Early work. One of his famous early works was the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In March 1955, a fifteen-year-old school girl, Claudette Colvin, refused to give up her bus seat to a white man this was against the Jim crow laws and she was severley punished.Colvin was also pregnant and unmarried. Also On December the 1st 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat. This lead to... The Montgomery Bus Boycott, planned and led by King, lasted for 385 days. The situation became so tense that King's house was bombed. King was arrested during this campaign, however the government decided that all segregation was to be abolished on all Montgomery buses. I have a dream. Martin Luther King`s 1963 speech "I have a dream" is probably the most famous speech of all time and it introduced the majority of the world to the severety of the problem of racial discrimination in America. Views on the Vietnam war. Starting in 1965, he doubted the role of the United states in the Vietnam war, one year before King died ( 4th april 1967) he gave a speech called "Beyond Vietnam".He strongly spoke against the U.S. role in the war in Vietnam . King also didnt like the Vietnam war as it used a lot of money that could have been used to help the less fortunate. The Assassination On the 4th of April 1968 while King was in Memphis, Tenesse in the Lorraine Motel he was shot.he was standing on the second floor balcony, when a bullet when through his cheek, smashing his jaw. then going through his spinal cord and finally getting stuck in his shoulder. King was pronounced dead at 7:05 PM at St.Joseph's hospital . By Duncan Barsby and Sam Burns :)

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