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Welcome to 8F’s assembly. On Martin Luther King Jr. Facts. Born in 1929 on 15 th January in Atlanta. King gained national prominence in 1955. Rosa Parks, a black woman, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man.

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Welcome to 8f s assembly

Welcome to 8F’s assembly

On Martin Luther King Jr


  • Born in 1929 on 15th January in Atlanta.

  • King gained national prominence in 1955.

  • Rosa Parks, a black woman, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man.

  • King, a Baptist minister, emerged as a black leader as he led protests and marches across the country to end racial segregation in the South and establish equal rights. Protesters adhered to non-violent tactics, despite often-brutal treatment by police and white citizens.

  • King was arrested more than 30 times, his house was firebombed and he was harassed by the FBI. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. His "I have a dream" speech at a 1963 rally in Washington is regarded as one of the most stirring speeches of the 20th century.

Why is he remembered

Why is he remembered

Martin Luther king Jr. is remembered for changing segregation into equal for all race.

When is it celebrated
When is it celebrated?

  • It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. (It will be observed on January 17 in 2011).

  • The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honour began soon after his assassination in 1968. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed in 1986.

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  • Born on January 15th 1929

  • He graduated from collage in 1948

  • He didn’t know what profession to choose

  • King learned non-violent methods used by Mahatma Gandhi

  • King got married to Coretta Scott.

  • In 1963, Kennedy proposed his civil rights bill.

  • King then moved on to a bill that would guarantee the voting rights of the black community in America

  • On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King was shot dead by an assassin

What takes place on martin luther king day

What Takes Place On Martin Luther King Day?

  • Kids get the day off from school

  • It is a day to reflect on Martin Luther King’s life

Awards and recognition
Awards and Recognition

  • 1964 Nobel Peace Prize

  • 1965 American Liberties Medallion

Link to barack obama
Link to Barack Obama

Barack Obama becoming the first black president of the USA in 2008, 40 years after the death of Martin Luther King, underlined the major difference this man made to America.

Legacy of mr king
Legacy of Mr. King

  • Martin Luther King day

  • Black Equality

  • A legend