Martin Luther King Resiliency

Gabriel Stevenson

About Martin Luther King

  • Martin Luther King changed a lot of people's lives.
  • He grew up in the Auburn Avenue community of Atlanta.
  • Born on January 15, 1929 in the home shared by his grandparents and parents, King lived there until he was 12.
  • King stayed in Atlanta until he graduated, at age 15, from Morehouse College.
  • “The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges” (Martin Luther King Jr).

Why I chose MLK

  • He made a major difference.
  • When things didn’t go his way he kept going.
  • He didn’t let nothing stop him then he died.
  • Segregation was everywhere so he worked hard to end it.
  • He was put in jail, and his house burned down, but he still kept going on and sticking with his belief.
  • "Born as Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King" (Martin Luther King Jr. Biography).

How MLK showed resiliency

  • On September 30, 1956, MLK's house was bombed and his family was inside.

  • He helped his family get out safely with the help of others that were around him but sadly his house couldn't be spared

  • People would protest beside Martin Luther King and sometimes the police would get physical with harmless protesters.

  • MLK went to jail 29 time and he still became the same man he is today.

  • He became the leader of the Montgomery boycott.

  • "Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965" (Martin Luther King Jr. Biography).