Martin Luther King jr.

Updated: 3/5/2021
Martin Luther King jr.

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  • whites only
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan. 15 1929. His first experience with racism was when he lost a friend. His friend's dad didn't want him to play with King because he was black.
  • I have dream...
  • white =black
  • When King and his father went into a shoe store, the clerk didn't let them sit in front so they left. This is when King found out about segregation and understood that black people needed equal rights.
  • we don't wish for violence
  • treat us fairly
  • When he was older King led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.This means he and other people stopped using the public bus. They wanted to show African Americans need equal rights.
  • in 1963 King gave his "I Have a Dream," speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. He inspired many African Americans to fight back to get equal rights. His speech was very famous.
  • King's "I Have a Dream," inspired many people. They fought back in many ways. They did this to gain equal rights in 1963 and forward.
  • King got the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 14 1964 because he fought for equal rights nonviolently.Sadly he was assassinated April 4 1968.Still to this day he is famous for fighting back for equal rights.