Martin Luther King Jr

Jasmine Kinard

“Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history“ (About Dr.King).

  • He didn't believe in violence.
  • He got locked up for standing up for things he believed in.
    • During the days of boycott MLK was arrested, his home was bombed,and subjected to personal abuse

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King's mug shot from his arrest.

His Accomplishments

“King called for a boycott of the buses. This boycott lasted longer than a year and the bus companies were ordered to end segregation on their buses. Martin Luther King became famous during this time”(Martin Luther King,Jr).

“His accomplishments are now taught to American children of all races, and his teachings are studied by scholars and students worldwide"(About Dr.King).

  • One of his famous speeches is "I have a Dream"
  • He won a noble peace prize at the age of 35 in 1964

  • He was awarded the B.D. in 1951

  • 1951 he began doctoral studies at Boston University’s School of Theology.

    • He was apart of the group know as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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This is Martin Luther King when he did his "I have a Dream" speech

His Resiliency

“...became well known all over the world for his speeches”(Martin Luther King, Jr.).

“But King always taught that, even when they were attacked by other people, they should not fight back. He said that would only lead to more trouble and that it would be against the ideals of Christianity”(Martin Luther King, Jr.).

  • He fought for civil rights for all citizens

    • Blacks where his main supporters

    • Police tried to stop him from doing what was fair and right for his race (black).

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Martin Luther King when he was in his casket.

His Death

Martin Luther King Jr. was shot on April 4 1968 he was shot at Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. His body was returned to his hometown (Atlanta, Georgia)
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The police taking Martin Luther King Jr.

Hard Times

Dr.King was arrested and treated unfairly for the things that he was doing. During that time he didn't fight back physically; he fought back by not giving up on what was right for his race.
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This is one of Martin's faith quotes