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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Research via www.
Worldbookonline.com
  • Student Name Jazmin Miller
  • Date1-19-10
  • MECPS, Mr. Jiang

2
Who is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
  • Born January 15th, 1929
  • Civil rights activist
  • African American Baptist Minister
  • Major leader of the civil rights movement between
    the 1950s and 1960s
  • Motivational speaker against nonviolence

3
Quotes from "I Have a Dream
  • I have a dream that my four little children will
    one day live in a nation where they will not be
    judged by the color of their skin but by the
    content of their character.
  • "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty,
    we are free at last!"

4
Books Dr. King wrote?
  • Stride toward freedom
  • Strength to Love
  • Why cant we Wait
  • Where do we go From Here Chaos or Community ?
  • Trumpet of Conscience

5
His Early life
  • He was born on January 15th 1929
  • In school Martin Skipped both the 9th and 12th
    grades
  • He attended Morehouse college
  • Received a PHD in Theology

6
The early civil rights movement
  • Started with the protest and boycott against
    Montgomery's segregated Busses in 1955
  • Rise of the NAACP
  • King founded the Southern Christian Leadership
    Conference (SCLC)

7
Dr. Kings contribution
  • He helped African-Americans have the rights they
    have today
  • He made it possible for them to legally exercised
    the rights they were given in the written
    constitution
  • Segregation is no longer a law
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