Martin luther king, jr was a social activist and baptist minister who played a key role in the american civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968 king sought. Martin luther king, jr, was born michael luther king, jr, in atlanta, georgia, on january 15, 1929 his father, in a 1957 interview, said that both he and his son were supposed to be named for the leader of the protestant reformation but misunderstandings led to michael being the name on birth records. Martin luther king junior introduction martin luther king junior was an american national, a protestant christian by religion martin luther king jr: a biography. The biography of martin luther king jr, the man who dedicated his life to the civil rights movement in the united states, including what his philosophy was, what he is famous for and how he changed the world.
Martin luther king | i have a dream speech i have a dream is the popular name given to the public speech by martin luther king, jr, when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks. Martin luther king, jr 1929-1968 american orator and essayist the following entry provides an overview of king's career king was the leader of the civil rights movement in the united states. Martin luther king, jr teaches many lessons the life of american hero martin luther king jr offers many teaching opportunities in this week's lesson planning article, education world presents cross-curricular and cross-grade lessons teachers can use to share king's life and legacy with students.
, mortal shooting of the rev martin luther king, jr, the most prominent leader of the american civil rights movement, on april 4, 1968, as he stood on the second floor balcony of the lorraine motel in memphis, tennessee, where he had come to lead a march by striking sanitation in 1944, at age. Martin luther king, jr (january 15, 1929 - april 4, 1968) was an american pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the african-american civil rights movement. Civil rights and martin luther king jr essay 1221 words | 5 pages martin luther king, jr was a great civil rights leader who gave his life in the name of freedom. Martin luther king jr lived an extraordinary life at 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with president john kennedy at 34, he galvanized the nation with his i have a dream speech.
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Martin luther king, jr, (january 15, 1929-april 4, 1968) was born michael luther king, jr, but later had his name changed to martin his grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the ebenezer baptist church in atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931 his father has served from then. Assassination of martin luther king, jr: assassination of martin luther king, jr, mortal shooting of the rev martin luther king, jr, the most prominent leader of the american civil rights movement, on april 4, 1968, in memphis, tennessee. Martin luther king jr worksheets this bundle includes two worksheet packs with over 30 pages of ready-to-use martin luther king jr worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about martin luther king who was an american pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the african-american civil rights movement who is best known for his role. The nobel peace prize 1964 was awarded to martin luther king jr.
Martin luther king, jr, was the first son and second child born to the reverend martin luther king, sr, and alberta williams king other children born to the kings were christine king farris and the late reverend alfred daniel williams king. An introduction: photographing as well as ordinary people savoring daily life and there are prominent figures, such as james baldwin and the rev dr martin luther king jr, in photographs. The philosophies and life of mahatma gandhi affected the leadership and life of martin luther king, jr introduction searching for truth is being able to.