MARTIN LUTHER KING
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MARTIN LUTHER KING
On 28 August 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. organised a now historic march to Washington to show
the importance of solving the nation's racial problems. About 250,000 people gathered and listened
to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech when he uttered the immortal words: "I have a dream that my
four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin,
but by the content of their character".
MLK jr born-died
Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on
15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Martin Luther King, Jr.Died on 4 April 1968, in Memphis,
The funeral was held on April,9 1968
at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
M.L.'s best friend as a child was a white boy. But when they reached school age the friends coulnd't
even though they lived in the same neighborhood, they could not go to the same school. MLK friend
would go to a school for white children and MLK was sent to a school for black children. After the first
day of school MLK and his friend were never allowed to play together again.
MLK, Jr. was the second child and first son to the
Reverend Martin Luther King and Alberta Williams King.
He had one sister, Christine and one brother, Alfred
Born on at noon on January 15, 1929. Parents:
The Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr.
Home: 501 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia.
King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
to fight segregation. On May 17, Dr. King speaks to a
crowd of 15,000 in Washington, D.C.
During the unsuccessful Albany, Georgia
movement, King is arrested on July 27 and
went to jail.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday
Commission. (Washington D.C.: Martin Luther
King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission).
I HAVE A DREAM
Letter From Birmingham Jail,
April 16, 1963
I See the Promised Land
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
December 10, 1964, Oslo,
Loving Your Enemies
November 17 1957
Speech at the Great March on
Detroit 23 June 1963 Detroit,
Our God Is Marching On!
March 25, 1965. Montgomery,
MLK goes to jail