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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. History. 1944 Leaves booker T. Washington High School after completing eleventh grade and is admitted to Morehouse College in Atlanta at the age of 15.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  1. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  2. History.. • 1944 Leaves booker T. Washington High School after completing eleventh grade and is admitted to Morehouse College in Atlanta at the age of 15. • February 25, 1948 Is ordained into the Baptist ministry at age 19 and appointed to serve as the associate pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. • June 8, 1948 Graduates from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. • September 14, 1948 Enters Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. • May 1951 Graduates from Crozer with a bachelor of divinity degree. • September 1951 Begins studying systematic theology as a graduate student at Boston University. • June 18, 1953 Marries Coretta Scott at her parents’ home in Marion, Alabama. • 1954 Is appointed pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. • June 5, 1955 Receives Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. • March 28, 1963 Fourth child, Bernice Albertine, is born. • January 3, 1964 Appears on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year. • July 2, 1964 Attends the signing ceremony of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the White House. • December 10, 1964 At age 35, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person to be given the award. • January 22, 1966 Moves into a Chicago slum tenement to attract attention to the living conditions of the poor. • April 4, 1968 While standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, is shot and killed (age 34) • April 9, 1968 Funeral in Atlanta.

  3. Argument • He was in a terrible environment • If it wasn’t for him who knows where we would with equality • The world he was raised is wasn’t one any parent would raise their kids in. • Rosa Parks wasn’t the first Claudette Colvin was the first • Civil Leaders were biased as well

  4. Purpose • Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950's and 60's to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. While others were advocating for freedom by "any means necessary," including violence, Martin Luther King, Jr. used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance, such as protests, grassroots organizing, and civil disobedience to achieve seemingly-impossible goals. Although slavery in the United States ended in the late 19th century, institutionalized racism continued to oppress African Americans decades later. Dr. Martin Luther King sought to raise the public consciousness of racism, to end racial discrimination and segregation in the United States. While his goal was racial equality, King plotted out a series of smaller objectives that involved local grassroots campaigns for equal rights for African Americans.

  5. In conclusion… • Martin Luther King Jr. lost his life trying to better the lives of African-American people. • He was a well-known Civil Rights Activist who was attempting to get rid of discrimination and to overthrow the unfair segregation laws in the South. • He was one of the greatest American Civil Rights leaders of the 1960s and will forever be remembered for all that he did for this country. • He is an inspiration to many, and a hero to all for believing in a world of peace and love.

  6. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Ofa’s relation “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.I Have a Dreamdelivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

  7. Alhan’s Relation • “I always wanted to know why does American people honor Martin Luther King? So I started reading his speeches and watched ‘I have a dream’ speech. But then I found out King's appeal to a better nature of his countrymen had a resonance far wider than just the United States. When he addressed what he called ‘the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation’ he would set off a worldwide movement for racial emancipation. He changed history on all for the African American's but for colored people meaning tanned people, Spanish, black, brown and any colored skin tone. It's not what Martin Luther King did for just African American but what he did for all people.

  8. Sol’s Relation • America prides itself as being a place of freedom and guarantees justice. However, as unpleasant as it sounds, discrimination towards other races is still around today. • In April 2010 they passed a legislative act in the state of Arizona stating that state law enforcement officers are required to attempt to determine an individual's immigration status during a "lawful stop, detention or arrest", or during a "lawful contact" not specific to any activitywhen there is reasonable suspicion that the individual is an illegal immigrant. • Many are saying that this should be classified as racial profiling (and I agree). • It is only a small portion of Mexicans and Latinos that are illegal immigrants, but there is a demonization and illogical discrimination of Latino community by giving less respect, rights, and freedoms, whereas white American citizens will never have to worry about being stopped by the police due to their skin color. • I took this issue very personally because I feel like Latinos are getting treated unfairly, which is exactly what Martin Luther King was fighting against. He was fighting for everyone’s rights, regardless of their race. He wanted equality for all men and if we can’t have that, then all of Martin Luther King’s work is meaningless and we are moving backwards as a society.

  9. Gabriel Relation • I like going back to the past and knowing it wasn’t so great • You learn new things every time • A lot of people were corrupt • It wasn’t an easy time for black people • Also going back into the past was pretty nice

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