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Martin Luther King Jr.
Transcript of Martin Luther King Jr.
in Atlanta Georgia. Alberta Williams & Martin Luther King Sr. His mother was a teacher & his father was a preacher/minister. His Parents were He was in the numerous civil rights organizations, and he is known for his nonviolent protests (boycotts, sit-ins, marches) MLK Jr. had many accomplishments in his life, but his greatest had to be winning the Nobel Peace Prize. M.L.K. Jr. was the last one to speak, and he gave the most remembered/talked about speech ever, his "I Have A Dream" speech. He received numerous death threats due to his part in the civil rights movement. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. (He was only 39) He died on April 4, 1968 He had two siblings, his older sister Christine and his younger brother A.D. (Adam Daniel) (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr He grew up in a good nice middle-class African-American community. His parents were very protective about him and his siblings, so he didn't know what segregation was until age six. He was really smart. He skipped a couple grades and entered high school younger than most students his age. He also liked to played football, and one of his friends said "Even though Martin was smaller than us, he wound up as a fullback because he ran over anybody who got in his way" He loved to read, but he was denied going to the public library. He ended up skipping his senior year of high school and went to Morehouse College. (same college his dad went to) He started college at age 15! He went to Boston, to get his doctorate in systematic theology before he began his ministerial duties. When he went to Boston, he met a girl named Coretta Scott. On their first date, he said he was going to marry her. She said "You don't even know me." And on June 18, 1953 they got married by M.L.K. Sr. Quick Interesting Fact He and Coretta had four children,
Yolanda, M.L.K lll, Dexter, and Bernice. He was arrested 13 times! (oldest to youngest) The March on Washington is one of the most talked about protests ever. Lifetime Accomplishments
Leader of the civil rights movement
Help start the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Awarded fifty honorary degrees from various colleges and universities across the United States March on Washington Remarkable life, because all the things he did to stop segregation and discrimination. -Leadership
-Persistence Traits Mistakes/Bad Decisions He was always away from his family, and didn't get to see them a lot. Lessons We Can Learn Stick up for what you believe in and what's right.
You can accomplish great things if you try. Mentor Would be Dr. Benjamin Mays, the college president. He was the strongest influence on Martin, and urged him to become a minister and speak to people. Beliefs Christianity
And believed in the Constitution, that all men are created equal. Hero or Celebrity M.L.K. Jr. was definitely a hero, for his leadership and bravery, and being a major part in the civil rights movement. Other Stuff His house was bombed. Him, his father, and grandfather were all ministers for Ebenezer Baptist Church. His father was called "Daddy King" He wrote five books. He got stabbed in the chest by a mentally ill woman during a book signing. And the tip of the blade rested on the main artery to his heart.