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Martin Luther King, Jr. & To Kill A Mocking Bird

My presentation about how Martin Luther King, Jr. ties in with "To Kill A Mocking Bird".

Jackie Gray

on 31 May 2011

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Transcript of Martin Luther King, Jr. & To Kill A Mocking Bird

Martin Luther King, Jr. King was born on January 15th, 1929. But was assasinated on April 4th, 1968. He led the Montgomery Buss Boycott in 1955. Which eventually made black and white people as equals on busses. King also lead the March On Washington which was a large political rally in support of civil rights. It was on the March On Washington that he gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Which was about racial equality and an end to discrimination. He also helped the Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as it's first president. Martin helped African Americans earn their rights. This is similar to a character in Harper Lee's novel To Kill A Mockingbird named Atticus Finch. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus was a lawyer who helped an African American named Tom Robinson. Atticus was made fun of by his town because he was defending a negro, but he continued to defend Tom. When Atticus' daughter, Scout, asks him why he doesn't stop defending Tom, he openly responds saying, "Because I could never ask you to mind me again. Scout, simply by the nature of the work, every lawyer gets at least one case in his life that affects him personally. This one's mine, i guess". (Lee, 76) Martin and Atticus both fought for what they believed in, knowing the consequences. Therefore, both Atticus and Martin made a difference.
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