Civil Rights Revolution Summary

Civil Rights Revolution Summary

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It is about famous people who influenced many revolutions such as Martin Luther King Jr, Martin Luther, and Nelson Mandela.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. was born as Michael King Jr. on January 15th, 1929.  In 1954, he stepped in as a pastor of Ebeneezer Baptist Church upon the death of his father-in-law. He was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • In Washington D.C on August 28th, 1963, MLK (Martin Luther King Jr.)  did a speech named "I Have A Dream" during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He was exiting the  Lorraine Motel when he got shot and died later in April 4, 1968.
  • Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18th, 1918 in the village of Mzezo in Umtata. His father died in 1927 when Nelson was only 9 years old, he was adopted by Jongintabs Dalindyebo. When he was older he was incarcerated in a cell, convicted of trying to steal government power and wealth.
  • When Nelson was older he was incarcerated in a cell in 1962, convicted of trying to steal government power and wealth. He was stuck in prison for 27 years.  Afraid of a racial civil rights war, President K . W . released Nelson from prison in 1990. In 1991,  Nelson was chosen as President of ANC (African National Congress). He made agreements with President K . W to make a peaceful transition of nonracial congress. In 1994, Nelson was inaugurated as the country's first black president.
  • Martin Luther was a German professor, composer, priest, and etc. He became a mage at a Roman Catholic Church. He disapproved of Indulgences. To express his point of view, he nailed his 95 theses (that he created himself) on the Wittenburg church. 
  • Once Pope Leo X found out about the theses Martin Luther made, he demanded Martin Luther to take back his words. In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the church. The Pope asked Luther to come to the Diet of Worms to deny his teachings. Martin Luther refused once again. Soon everyone (even the princes) began to follow Luther. They were called his Protestants. This revolution was called the Protestant Reformation. In 1546, Martin Luther died of stroke.
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