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Martin Luther King, Jr

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Davinder Jangra

on 30 December 2013

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By: Davinder
Class: 8A By: Davinder
Class: 8A By: Davinder
Class: 8A Martin Luther King, Jr. Background information on
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth information
and who he was - Martin Luther King was born in January 15, 1929, was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin

- Martin Luther King was born in the city of Atlanta, Georgia

- Martin Luther King was a black man, who valiantly fought to enhance the lives of Africain- Americans Education -As a child King attended Atlanta Public Schools, first David T. Howard Elementary, then Booker T. Washington High School, where he was quarterback of the football team.

-In 1945, at the age of fifteen, he entered Atlanta's Morehouse College. Subsequently he attended Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania and Boston University, where he earned his Ph.D. in systematic theology Family -Martin Luther King has a brother named Alfred Daniel Williams King and a sister named Christine King Farris

- Martin Luther King`s father name was Martin Luther King, Sr. and mother`s name was Alberta Williams King

- Martin Luther King`s wife name was Coretta King

- Martin Luther King had two sons named Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King and two daughters named Yolanda King and Bernice King Martin Luther King, Jr. was also ....... - American Clergyman

- Activist

- Leader of the civil right movement American clergyman - Martin Luther King was a American clergyman who advocated social change through nonviolent means

- King also did congregation work and wrote testimonials for members of the congregation

- King had a sense of vocation and possessed countless leadership qualities and gave speeches about equality and reasoned for the rights of African Americans. Position as an activist - Martin Luther King performed a fundamental role in ceasing the legal segregation of African-American citizens as well as increasing the awareness of diversity in the South and other areas of the nation

- Martin Luther King rose to national prominence as head of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) which promoted nonviolent tactics

- Martin Luther King obtained the Nobel peace prize in 1964 Leader of the civil rights movement - Martin Luther King was a great American who was the leader of the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1950s and 60s. He fought for the rights of African Americans and numerous people, which integrated blacks as well as whites, supported him

- In 1955 a black woman, Rosa Parks, was detained because she didn’t give up her seat to a white person on a bus. This unpleasant incident made countless blacks fuming. They protested and decided to boycott the city’s buses. Martin Luther King became the president of this boycott Continued...... - He met with the American President John F. Kennedy who communicated his opinion on equal rights

- In 1963 Martin Luther King organized a prominent protest march in Washington D.C. Hundreds of thousands of Americans, black and white, took part. At the Lincoln Memorial King held his eminent speech: “I have a dream”! The march was a big triumph.

- After Kennedy was killed in November 1963, the next American government passed a law that gave blacks the same rights as white people. It is called the Civil Rights Act. The recent law provide blacks the equivalent opportunities in education and work. It also granted them the privilege to vote.

- Conclusion (Brief) Martin Luther King was an exceptional leader as well as an extraordinary clergyman and activist. In 1968 while Martin Luther King was giving a speech in Memphis, Tennessee called ``I've been to the mountain top,`` in front of a huge crowd, when an escaped convict, named James Earl Ray shot him. The speech was for striking African-American garbage men. He died on April 4, 1968. The assassin was convicted and sentenced to only nine years in jail. On his birthday, we have a national holiday to celebrate his work called ``Martin Luther King Day``. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED LAST BUT NOT LEAST
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