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Martin Luther King Jr

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  1. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Slide 1 - Martin Luther King Jr.

    • An Inspiration to the Black People of the USA
  2. Early Life

    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.
  3. Early Life - Education

    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.
  4. Early Life – Turning Point.

    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.
  5. Family

    Slide 5 - Family

    • -Martin met Coretta Scott and married her in 1953
    • -Together, they had four children.
  6. Involvement in early protests.

    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.
  7. Involvement in Early Protests

    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
  8. Letter From Birmingham Jail

    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.
  9. ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

    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.
  10. Marches

    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.
  11. Death

    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.
  12. Thanks For Watching

    Slide 12 - Thanks For Watching