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Martin Luther King Jr

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Transcript of Martin Luther King Jr

1940
1950
1968
1929
1960
Martin Luther King Jr
Childhood
January 15th 1929
Atlanta, Georgia
Named after his father Martin Luther King Sr
Strict, christian family
Reason to start study to be a priest
Despite his uncertainty of the bible when he was young
Went to Booker T. Washington High School
Skipped 9th and 12th year of school
Started at Morehouse College in an age of 15
Graduated with an exam in sociology in 1948
Crozers teological seminar in Chester
Coretta Scott
Singer and musician
New England Conservatory School
June 1953
Yolanda
Martin Luther King III
Dexter Scott
Bernice
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Segregation laws
Rosa Parks
Refused to surrender
Organized a boycott
Leader
385 days
Desegregated
Death threats, bombing, arrested
National figure
Non - Violence
Approach
Effective
Traveled
speeches
civil rights
Leading protests
Not be judged
Influenced
Mahatma Gandhi
Visited India
Philosophy
Tenement

The Nobel Peace Prize
Youngest recipient
Non-violated resistance
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1971
1986
"I Have a Dream"
1953, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.
Huge belief in equality
August 28, 1963 - "I Have a Dream"
250 000 civil rights supporters
Defining moment
Most famous speech
"I've been to the mountaintop"
1964
1955
Family
Death
1963
Thursday April 4, 1968, at the age of 39
Assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
King was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital
Pronounced dead at 7:05pm that evening
James Earl Ray
Fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary
Arrested on June 8, 1968 in London at Heathrow Airport
Sent back to the United States, and charged with the crime. On March 10, 1969, was sentenced to 99 years in the Tennessee State Penitentiary.
Sources
Bibliography

biography . (2014). www.biography.com. Retrieved june 2, 2014, from http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086#education-and-spiritual-growth&awesm=~oG2jhWuyNbj0c0
nobel prize . (2008, may 18). www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved june 2, 2014, from http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-faq.html
Not that famous
Last speech

Civil Rights Act passed in 1964
Gave blacks equal opportunities in work and education
1965
Main leader
James Earl Ray
From Alton, Illinois
Murderer of Martin Luther King
He died in prison on April 23, 1998, at the age of 70.
Small-time criminal
Confirmed racist
Against the Civil Rights Movement
Other reasons to kill?
Recruited to the army - 1945
Research on Alton
High violent crime rate
Connection?
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