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Modern Day Prophet: Martin Luther King Jr.

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Transcript of Modern Day Prophet: Martin Luther King Jr.

Modern Day Prophet: Martin Luther King Jr.
What was his cause?
Martin Luther King Jr's. goal was to one day have African Americans be treated just as equal as everyone else.
to raise the public's awarness of racism,
to end racial discrimination and segregation in the United States.
his goal was racial equality, King plotted out a series of smaller objectives that involved local grassroots campaigns for equal rights for African Americans. In 1955
How did he deliever his message?
On 28 August 1963, when Martin Luther King proclaimed "I Have a Dream" to a crowd of 250,000 people, he captured the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement and with millions watching on TV, reached out to a nation in a way that no one would forget.
Although King's famous speech was 17 minutes long, it is best remembered for the final few minutes when he pushed aside his papers as his voice gave an inspirational picture of a future America.
Video of Martin Luther King jr: I have a dream speech
Who is Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Was born on January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968 His original name was Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.
He attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Summary:
Martin Luther King was a civil rights movement activist who helped in trying to abolish slavery.
Was an important hero due to the fact that he played a big role while encouraging others to do so as well.
Gave one of the best speeches during the civil rights movement which was very touching and inspiring
He never gave up and was an anti-violent leader making him unique
7 characteristics of being a Prophet:
Martin Luther King Jr. talks about how everyone is equal anhd should have equal rights, Just like how God made us all equal and didn't define who we are black or white.
He spoke for black rights and defended African Americans and their rights.
People looked up to him as a role model, leader, even a hero because of how he changed the world so drastically
Martin had enormous courage to speak out to many people and risked his life to fight for what he believed in.
3 Catholic Soical Teachings
Dignity of the human person
Common good & Community
Global Solidarity
These are three Catholic socials teachings that Martin Luther King Jr. upheld in his work. These teachings stood out the most, during his battle to end discrimination against African Americans.
Bibliography
https://tavaana.org/en/content/martin-luther-king-jr-fighting-equal-rights-america-0

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/23815398
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