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Martin Luther King Jr.

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Transcript of Martin Luther King Jr.

Who is MLK?
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most important figures in the struggle for racial equality during the 1960's and one to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Childhood
-Michael Lewis King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up as the middle child of 3 with an older sister and a younger brother.

-King's father changed his name in honor of German Reformer, Martin Luther, when MLK Jr was 5 years old

Adult Years
-King went and graduated from college three times

-King religious career and studies of
systematic theology started after college


King's Assassination
-March 29, 1968, King traveled to Memphis, Tennessee.
-Gave the famous speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop"on April 3rd.
-James Earl Ray shot and killed King, who was on the second story balcony.
King's life in the 60's
-King's life in the 60's was the most demanding 8 years of his life.
-Trip to India to study the works, beliefs, and methods Gandhi used.
-"I Have a Dream" speech during the march on Washington
Martin Luther King Jr.
-Riots from Kings death.
-Bobby Kennedy's gave a famous speech about Kings assassination.
-James Earl Ray's arrest in West London
MLK's house as a child
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Kennedy and King in the Oval Office
The Lorraine Motel
Following Kings Death
King and LBJ in the Oval Office
King family photo
Ralph Abernathy
James Earl Ray
London Heathrow Airport
Kings accomplishments
-The three main accomplishments of King's work included
-Civil Rights Act of 1964
-Voting Rights Act of 1965
-Nobel Peace Prize

LBJ signing the Civil Rights Act (1964)
LBJ signing the Voting Rights Act (1965)
Boston University
Works Cited
Works Cited
The History of Martin Luther King Jr. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2014. <http://nhdexample1.weebly.com/early-life.html>.
Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.>.
Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Earl_Ray#Activity_in_early_1968>.
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