Martin Luther King Jr
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Slide 1 - Martin Luther King Jr.
- An Inspiration to the Black People of the USA
Slide 2 - Early Life
- -Born on the 15th of January 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.
- -Born as Michael King Jr.
- -He had two siblings.
- -Very religious family, his grandfather and father were both Baptist ministers.
- -As a child, he enjoyed music and sports.
Slide 3 - Early Life - Education
- -He attended Yonge Street Elementary School for primary education.
- -Then he went to David T. Howard Elementary School.
- -He also went to Booker T. Washington High School.
- -After High School he attended Morehouse College and later Boston University.
- -He decided to enter ministry in 1947.
Slide 4 - Early Life – Turning Point.
- -In 1941, his grandmother died.
- -At the time, he as attending a parade.
- -He was distraught.
- -Helped him to cope with the future.
Slide 5 - Family
- -Martin met Coretta Scott and married her in 1953
- -Together, they had four children.
Slide 6 - Involvement in early protests.
- -Martin was involved in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- -He was elected leader of the Protest.
- -He said his first major speech here.
Slide 7 - Involvement in Early Protests
- -Martin Luther King Jr.’s house was bombed.
- -He was also involved in sit ins.
- -He was arrested during this
Slide 8 - Letter From Birmingham Jail
- -In Spring 1963, Martin led a Protest in Birmingham.
- -Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested.
- -While in jail he wrote a letter addressing several clergyman.
- -It was published in the Atlantic.
Slide 9 - ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech
- -Martin Luther King Jr had plans for another massive demonstration.
- -It took place on august the 28th 1962, in Washington.
- -Here he said the famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.
- -His words influenced the black and white public of the USA.
- -”I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation were they will not be judged by their skin colour, but by their content of character.
Slide 10 - Marches
- -Martin led the Washington March
- -A small one day march which included the ‘I have a dream speech
- -August 28th 1962
- -Martin also led the Selma to Montgomery March
- -5 day march where 8,000 people participated.
- -March 7th – 25th, 1965.
Slide 11 - Death
- -Martin Luther King Jr. became tired of protests and marches.
- -He made plans for one last demonstration in Washington.
- -When he was standing on a balcony outside his hotel room, he was shot by a sniper on the 4th of April, 1968.
- -His death caused an outrage in the USA.
- -His legacy lives on today throughout the world.
Slide 12 - Thanks For Watching