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Martin Luther King Jr.

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Natalie Petrini

on 1 May 2013

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Martin Luther King Jr. By: Natalie Petrini Childhood Born On January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia Birth name was actually Michel King Jr. First son and second child to Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King He attended David T. Howard Elementary School By age 15 he went to Morehouse college Graduated college with a Bachelor's degree in sociology Timeline Born on January 15, 1929 1920's At this time membership of the KKK was at it's peak of 156,000 1940's Begins schooling at Morehouse college at age 15 U.S. Supreme court decides that the exclusion of African-Americans from voting in the Texas Democratic primary violates the Fifteenth Amendment. Marries Coretta Scott 1953 Supreme Court orders reargument in Brown v. Board of Education case 1955 Joins the bus boycott and is elected to be the leader of the Montgomery Improvement Association making him the leader of the boycott Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat for a white person He forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation and achieve civil rights 1957 Eight African-American students are admitted into a white school but needed to be protected by armed guards 1968 King is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Congress passes civil rights bill prohibiting racial discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing King's first book, Stride Toward Freedom, is published. 1958 Supreme court decides that desegregating schools should be postponed until 1960 because of continued violence Resigns from being the pastor the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church to concentrate on civil rights full time 1959 John Howard Griffin, a white writer, undergoes medical treatments in order to darken his skin and publishes a book on his poor treatment Becomes co-pastor with his father at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia 1960 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is founded 1963 King gives his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" and leads a march through Washington A civil rights bill prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations is given to congress on June 19th He appears on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year 1964 House of Representatives passes the civil rights bill on February 10th On July 10, King initiates a campaign to end discrimination in housing, employment, and schools in Chicago 1966 Edward Brooke, attorney general of Massachusetts, is elected to the Senate on November 8, becoming the first black senator since 1881 N.d. Photograph. The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company, 2011. Web. 16 Mar. 2013. <http://seattletimes.com/special/mlk/>. N.d. Photograph. EHow. Demand Media, Inc., 2013. Web. 16 Mar. 2013. I Have A Dream March On Washington N.d. Photograph. Solid Ground Blog. Wordpress.com. Web. 16 Mar. 2013. Career He was the pastor at Ebenezer Baptist church and Dexter Avenue Baptist church He gave his “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 Formed the Christian Leadership Conference, a group put together to lead the civil rights movement Won the Nobel peace prize in 1964 and at 35 became the youngest person to ever win Contributions to Society He was extremely determined and showed us to not give up on whats right He was also a very peaceful person and didn't use violence to get what he wanted When everyone else was afraid of speaking out, he did He spoke for the rights of people all over the world and got those rights for them. An Ode to Martin Luther King Jr. On January 15 you were born,

A day to be celebrated year after year.

A leader, a peacekeeper,

One who refused to give up.

You are an inspiration to the world,

And for generations to come.

You fought for the rights of many,

Some wanted violence,

To fight for those rights.

But you stood your ground,

And kept preaching your peace.

Some thought they could rid themselves of you,

By merely killing you,

But they were wrong,

You see because your legend still lives on. "A man should not be judged by the color of his skin but by the content of his character"
-MLK “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
-MLK "Only in darkness can you see the stars."
-MLK Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for rigths of many people. What was a time in your life that you fought for something that's right?
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