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Martin Luther King

                                                            Martin Luther King


    Hi. In the classroom today you will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., an important person in American history.

                                 Today is the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

                           Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929.

               He was an African American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the
                                  American civil rights movement.

                        He made progress to secure civil rights in the United States.

                            King became a civil rights activist early in his career.

                                 He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

                King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his famous
                                             “I Have a Dream” speech.

                In 1964, King became the youngest person to achieve the Nobel Peace Prize for his work
                              to end racial segregation and racial discrimination.

                    King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

               Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.

                  The holiday is celebrated on the Monday following the day of his birthday.

                              He was one of the great leaders in American history.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today...

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Martin Luther King born January 15, 1929 Atlanta, Georgia.

December 1st 1955: Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to let her seat to a white man.
The police called and Mrs. Parks arrested.
Then Martin Luther King decided the bus company. 


     Rosa Parks's bus 

How old was Martin Luther King when he received the Nobel Peace Prize?

        How old was he when he was assassinated ?
      The tomb of MLK and his wife Coretta


             'I have a dream' speech

I am happy to join with you in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for  in the history of our .


I say to you today, my friends, so even we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

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