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Martin Luther King

Transcript: Martin Luther King Young Martin was an excellent student in school; he skipped grades in both elementary school and high school . He enjoyed reading books, singing, riding a bicycle, and playing football and baseball. Martin entered Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was only 15 years old. Dr. King marches in support of sanitation workers on strike in Memphis, Tennessee. On March 28, King lead a march that turns violent. This was the first time one of his events had turned violent. On November 2, a national holiday is proclaimed in King's honor. 36 USC 169j -- (United States Code, Title 36 (Patriotic Socieites and Observances), Chapter 9 (National Observances) More information can be obtained here. (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Martin Luther King Jr 1955 Received Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts on June 5, 1955. Dissertation Title: A Comparison of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Wiseman. Joins the bus boycott after Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1. On December 5, he is elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, making him the official spokesman for the boycott. Graduates from Morehouse College and enters Crozer Theological Seminary. Ordained to the Baptist ministry, February 25, 1948, at age 19. ... small Major Events in the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Handout included in curriculum package, Suggested Activities for Libraries and School Library Media Centers, prepared by the National Library Involvement Committee, Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission. (Washington D.C.: Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission), 1994. Big and.... Spark 1929 Born on at noon on January 15, 1929. Parents: The Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. Home: 501 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia.

Martin Luther King

Transcript: Born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia In 1948 he graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in SOCIOLOGY! 1955 Joined the boycott against bus segregation, after Rosa Parks was arrested. November 13, 1956 the Supreme Court ruled against segregated buses, resulting in victory for the boycott! WOO On May 17, Martin Luther King spoke to a crowd of 15,000 in Washington, D.C. about fighting segregation and achieving civil rights. In 1958 the U.S. Congress passed the first Civil Rights Act since reconstruction. Martin Luther King published his first book "Stride Toward Freedom" that same year. In 1962, during the unsuccessful Albany, Georgia movement, King was arrested on July 27 and sent to jail where he stayed for 11 days. In 1963, On May 10, the Birmingham agreement is announced. The stores, restaurants, and schools will be desegregated, hiring of blacks implemented, and charges dropped. The March on Washington held August 28 is the largest civil rights demonstration in history with nearly 250,000 people in attendance. At the march he made his "I Have a Dream" speech. In 1964, King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10. Dr. King is the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace at age 35. In 1968 on March 28, he lead another march , but this turned violent. This was the first time one of his events had turned violent. At sunset on April 4 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. His assasination caused riots and disturbances to break out in over 130 cities. MARTIN LUTHER KING

Martin Luther King

Transcript: Martin went to a college for black students and because he was so gifted, he went there three years before other students. He studied divinty and wanted to be a minster of a church, like his father. Later Martin became a doctor of divinity. (A doctor of divinty was an advanced academic degree in divinty) At college Martin read about Ghandhi, who helped him see how blacks should protest and fight for thier rights, but they should not use violence either. He also met a music student called Coretta. They married in 1953 and moved back to live in the south, despite the harsher views on blacks. They knew this but the south was thier home. Martin got his first job as a church minister in Alabama. One day in the 1960's, he helped some students with buying some food from a bus station cafe. Becasue of thier skin colour, they were not allowed, so day afterday they protested. They were soon arrsted, and Maritin got 4 months hard labour, but John F Kennedy help martin get out of jail. The protests went on and the white racists got even more angry. They beat up studenst, and set fire to buses. Once they had a mob set fire to a church full of black people. Martin got out just in time. The press saw what happened and soon the world began to take notice. Protestors then went to Birmingham, Alabama where segregation was the worst in America. Lots of children joined Martin to march, but firemen turned powerful water hoses on them, then set dogs on them. The violence in Birmingham, Alabamaq made ordianry people finnaly care about black peoples rights. Martin Luther King Martin's death Martin was shot on his balcony in April, 1968 when he had travelled to memphis to help some workers who were on strike. The assassin was named James Earl Ray who had ran away to England, but was arrested in the same year and sent back to America for his trial. Ray was a white racist was was paid to muder Martin, but he never told who had hired him. Martin's Life Martin had spent his whole life devoting himself to get equal rights for black people. He had a stron christian faith as well, this is why he had studied religion in university. He used his faith as inspiration to keep going, and I think without his faith, he might not of achieved all that he had. Despite all the good things that he had done, people still manage to find a way to hate him. God helped him through this also. King's dream was 'that one day sons of slaves and sons of slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood'. He wanted to end povert and war. He was an amazing man and he has succeded at what he aspired. Although war and poverty are still apprent, and racism has not completely disapeared, rights for blacks has become equal, as he woulded of wanted. Thank you for your attention! Growing Up in Black America After the American Civil War in 1863, black and white people where segregated (separated) from each other. They were not aloud to share the same toilet, park, cinema, or library. In some places in South America, it was against the law to play cards with white people! Martin was born in the south of the USA in 1929. As a boy he knew what the words "White Only" meant. Martin became famous becasue of the bus company incident, but he wasl also more hated. He got around 30 hate letter daily, and his house was once bombed. Lots of black people were taken off the bus and beaten, despite Martin winning against the bus company. He gave up his full-time job and worked part time as a minister. This meant he could give more time to speaking and protesting for equal rights. Segregation was very strict in Alabama. On buses, all drivers where white and black people had to sit at the very back. A women named Rosa Parks sat in a seat reserved for white people, but she was black. She was asked to move, but she refused. She was arrested and this made the black community very angry. For a year, buses refused to let blacks on, this was untill they gave in. Martin and Rosa Parks were the first to get back on a bus after the boycott. The Fight Back. Fame

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