Martin Luther King Lesson starter: Write down three things you know about Martin Luther King.
Today we will… • Understand the views of Martin Luther King Jnr. • Identify what made him a good leader of the Civil Rights Movement
Early Life Dexter plays his late father in the Rosa Parks story • Born in Atlanta, Georgia • Father a church minister • He experienced segregation/ discrimination first hand • Married Coretta in 1953 • 1st job as pastor of Dexter Avenue Church in Montgomery
Video clips – early life • segregation in Georgia
Becoming important… • He had been in Montgomery for less than a year when the bus boycott began • His leadership of boycotters made him well known • After the boycott he travelled all over America giving speeches • Wrote his first book in 1958 • ‘I Have a Dream’ speech 1964 • Won the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
Becoming important - clips • TeacherTube Videos - Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream • I've been to the Mountain top - speech given to striking black sanitation workers in Memphis (on eve of assassination)
Beliefs • Was inspired by nonviolent tactics of Gandhi in India • Believed in nonviolent protest • Believed in civil disobedience (refusing to obey laws) • Believed Black Americans could never achieve equality through violence
Video Clips - Beliefs • Beliefs
Today’s Task • You will also need: • A headline • Picture(s) • You should lay out the article like a proper newspaper page. • You are a journalist for the New York Times in 1965 • You must write an article telling your readers about the Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King • Part 1 – Early Life • Part 2 – Beliefs • Part 3 - Achievements Use pages 60-62 of the Free at Last textbook