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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he
    stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but
    where he stands at times of challenge and
    controversy.
  • - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

2
Objectives
  • Identify the causes, consequences and effects of
    the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Determine the impact of the Civil Rights Movement
    on the lives of African Americans in the past
    and today.
  • Propose solutions to problems of racial and
    social justice
  • Analyze Dr. Kings character, leadership,
    speeches/writings, and beliefs and their effects
    on history, the Civil Rights Movement, and the
    world.

3
Background
  • Born on January 15, 1929 at his family home in
    Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Was an eloquent Baptist minister and leader of
    the civil-rights movement in America from the
    Mid-1950s
  • Death by assassination in 1968.
  • Promoted non-violent means to achieve
    civil-rights reform
  • Awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his
    efforts.

4
Influences
  • While at seminary King became acquainted with
    Mohandas Gandhi philosophy of nonviolent social
    protest.
  • On a trip to India in 1959 King met with
    followers of Gandhi.
  • Became increasingly convinced that nonviolent
    resistance was the most potent weapon available
    to oppressed people in their struggle for
    freedom

5
Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in
    Montgomery, Ala.
  • The city's small group of civil rights advocates
    decided to contest racial segregation on that
    city's public bus system
  • Chosen to lead the MIA
  • New in town, well-respected, well educated

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Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Recognizing the need for a mass movement to
    capitalize on the successful Montgomery action
  • Gave him a base of operation throughout the South
  • a national platform from which to speak
  • lectured in all parts of the country and
    discussed race-related issues with religious and
    civil rights leaders

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1963
  • Was noted for racial unrest and civil rights
    demonstrations
  • Nationwide outrage was sparked by media coverage
    of police actions in Birmingham, Alabama, where
    attack dogs and fire hoses were turned against
    protestors, many of whom were in their early
    teens or younger
  • Dozens of additional demonstrations took place
    across the country, from California to New York,
    culminating in the March on Washington

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March on Washington
  • Nobody was sure how many people would turn up for
    the demonstration in Washington, D.C.
  • Some travelling from the South were harassed and
    threatened.
  • August 28, 1963, an estimated quarter of a
    million peopleabout a quarter of whom were
    whitemarched from the Washington Monument to the
    Lincoln Memorial, in what turned out to be both a
    protest and a communal celebration.

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Kings Final Years
  • The first signs of opposition to King's tactics
    from within the civil rights movement surfaced
    during the March 1965 demonstrations in Selma,
    Ala.,
  • which were aimed at dramatizing the need for a
    federal voting-rights law that would provide
    legal support for the enfranchisement of African
    Americans in the South.
  • The marchers were turned back by state troopers
    with nightsticks and tear gas
  • The country was nevertheless aroused, resulting
    in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • The strain and changing dynamics of the civil
    rights movement had taken a toll on King,
  • Especially in the final months of his life. I'm
    frankly tired of marching. I'm tired of going to
    jail, he admitted in 1968

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Kings Final Days
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