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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  1. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  2. King’s Early Life • Born Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA • His Father Was a Minister • He Attended a Segregated School • Received his Ph.D. in 1954 • Became a Minister at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL

  3. First Involvement With Civil Rights • Began With the Arrest of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955 • Dr. King Arranged for a Bus Boycott • 381 Days Later, all Alabama Busses were Desegregated

  4. Rosa Parks

  5. Civil Rights • King Was Stabbed in 1958 in Harlem • The Civil Rights Movement Began to Grow in 1960 when 4 Teens Sat at an All- White Lunch Counter. • Where were the Most Segregated Cities? • What were they?

  6. Birmingham- 1963 King went with Freedom Fighters to Birmingham 3,300 African-Americans were Jailed King was one of them Police Chief “Bull”Conner ordered Dogs and Fire Hoses to be used Against the Freedom Fighters King Wrote a Letter About Equality from Jail in Birmingham

  7. March On Washington- Aug. 1963 • Dr. King’s Most Famous Speech • 200,000 People Gathered in Washington D.C. • Speech was given at the Lincoln Memorial • Speech was Viewed and Heard by the Entire Country

  8. Results of Speech in D.C. • African-Americans Gained Support From Whites All Over the Nation • President Johnson Signed the Civil Rights Act into Law

  9. Final Speech- Memphis, Tennessee What did the speech mean?

  10. Separate but Equal?? Segregation- A Way of Life

  11. Little Rock Nine Arkansas- 1957

  12. Bus Boycotts 1955

  13. Sit-ins Greensboro, North Carolina 1960

  14. Freedom Riders 1961

  15. Birmingham 1963