Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. fought against racism and prejudice with nonviolent protests borrowed from Mahatma Gandhi.
  • I must follow Mahatma Gandhi to fight against injustice.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. led many non-violent protests such as the Jobs and Freedom March on Washington
  • *Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
  • Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  • Get in there you dirty Negro!
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested many times, but always managed to get out and spread his nonviolent protest campaign.
  • No jail cell can hold me forever!
  • On August 28, 1963, he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a massive group of civil rights activists gathered around the Lincoln Memorial.
  • I have a dream...
  • On October 14, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against racial injustice through non-violent means.
  • Thank you for this amazing prize! All this money will be donated to the civil rights cause.
  • NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
  • history.com was the source used for this presentation. Text bubble in red is from Strength to Love, written by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. 1929-1968
  • Sadly, King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. However, his non-violent protests led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and even received his own federal holiday observed on the third Monday of January. Even though he was killed, he still paved the way for civil rights and racial equality.
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