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  1. Civil Right Leaders By: Ethan Miller and Josh Dinenberg

  2. "I Have A Dream..." "Let Freedom Ring" ...

  3. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Born: January 15, 1929 • Encouraged African American people to take a non-violent approach to gaining freedom • Led a famous march at Washington • Assassinated: April 4, 1968

  4. The March at Washington • Led by Dr. MLK, JR. • August 28, 1963 • About 250,000 gathered for this march • It was here that Dr. MLK, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech

  5. Malcolm X • Born: May 19, 1925 • Insisted that violence was necessary for a “real revolution” • Rallied African Americans to use force to gain their rights • Assassinated: February 21, 1965

  6. Rosa Parks • Born: February 4, 1913 • Refused to give up her seat in a bus • As a result, she was arrested, but also sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott • Died: October 24, 2005

  7. Montgomery Bus Boycott • Started in December, 1955 • All black people refused to ride the buses • The government finally gave in and halted all segregation on buses

  8. Frederick Douglass • He was a former slave • Became an abolitionist • Fought others about cruelties of slavery

  9. Harriet Tubman • Former slave • Freed slaves with the use of the famous Underground Railroad • Became a spy for the Union • Also active in women’s suffrage movement

  10. Sojourner Truth • Like Fredrick Douglas, Sojourner was a former slave • She preached about ending slavery • She also fought for equal treatment • Women’s rights activist as well “I did not run off, for I thought that wicked, but I walked off, believing that to be all right”

  11. John Brown • Led slave rebellion at Harper’s Ferry • This raid was unsuccessful • He led slaves to the federal armory so that they could be armed against the whites

  12. Attack on Harper’s Ferry

  13. John F. Kennedy • He was the President during the Civil Rights Movement • Passed many laws to make sure that all blacks could vote and get good education • Ended segregation for the most part

  14. Civil Rights Address • “We preach freedom around the world, and we mean it, and we cherish our freedom here at home, but are we to say to the world, and much more importantly, to each other that this is the land of the free except for the Negroes; that we have no second-class citizens except Negroes; that we have no class or caste system, no ghettoes, no master race except with respect to Negroes?” • “Now the time has come for this Nation to fulfill its promise.”