"I Have A Dream"

Martin Luther King Jr.

Background information:

Occupation: Civil Rights, Minister


Birth Date: January 15,1929


Death Date: April 4, 1968


Edcuation: Boston University, Morehouse College,


Place Of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia


Place Of Death: Memphis, Tennessee

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Impacts

Religious Impacts

* In January 1957, Martin Luther King Jr, Ralph Abernathy and 60 other ministers founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches They would help conduct non-violent protests to promote civil rights reform.
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Social Impacts

* After the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, King turned his efforts to registering African American voters in the South. In 1965, he led a march in Selma, Alabama, to increase the percentage of African American voters in Alabama. Again, King was arrested. Again, the marchers faced attacks by the police. Tear gas, cattle prods, and billy clubs fell on the peaceful demonstrators. Public opinion weighed predominantly on the side of King and the protesters. Finally, President Johnson ordered the National Guard to protect the demonstrators from attack, and King was able to complete the long march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery.
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Economic Impacts

*He had fashioned himself into a crusader against poverty, not just among blacks, but all americans
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Known For:

"I Have Dream"

-Martin Luther king Jr. is best known for his great speech that he gave in Washington D.C, at the Lincoln memorial


-He is also known for his non-violent protesting