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Martin Luther king jr. By: Connor Coffman. Birth Martin Luther king jr. was born in January 15, 1929. Martin Luther king jr. was born in January 15, 1929.

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1 Martin Luther king jr. By: Connor Coffman

2 Birth Martin Luther king jr. was born in January 15, Martin Luther king jr. was born in January 15, Martin Luther king jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia Martin Luther king jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia

3 Childhood Martin Luther king jr. had a brother, Alfred, and a sister, Christine. Martin Luther king jr. had a brother, Alfred, and a sister, Christine. Martin Luther king jr. went to Yonge Street Elementary School,Boston University, Morehouse College, Washington High School. Martin Luther king jr. went to Yonge Street Elementary School,Boston University, Morehouse College, Washington High School. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six years old. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six years old.

4 Personal life His wife’s name was Marries Coretta Scott. His wife’s name was Marries Coretta Scott. His children’s names were Yolanda Denise, Martin Luther III, and Dexter Scott Albertine. His children’s names were Yolanda Denise, Martin Luther III, and Dexter Scott Albertine. His job was to try and make civil rights for the black. His job was to try and make civil rights for the black.

5 Important events King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation and achieve civil rights. On May 17, Dr. King speaks to a crowd of 15,000 in Washington, D.C. King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation and achieve civil rights. On May 17, Dr. King speaks to a crowd of 15,000 in Washington, D.C. Met with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, along with Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, and Lester Grange on problems affecting black Americans. Met with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, along with Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, and Lester Grange on problems affecting black Americans. Becomes co-pastor with his father at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Becomes co-pastor with his father at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. In November, the Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel due to work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Riders. In November, the Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel due to work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Riders.

6 Contributions Martin Luther King Jr. led the bus boycott in 1955 that was sparked by Rosa Parks. Martin Luther King Jr. led the bus boycott in 1955 that was sparked by Rosa Parks. He helped form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 which was an organization that worked for civil rights. He helped form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 which was an organization that worked for civil rights. He was the leader of the entire civil rights movement in the 1960s that called for working out conflicts with kindness and love as opposed to hate and violence. He was the leader of the entire civil rights movement in the 1960s that called for working out conflicts with kindness and love as opposed to hate and violence. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for and achieve mandatory equal voting rights in America for blacks and whites. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for and achieve mandatory equal voting rights in America for blacks and whites. Martin Luther King Jr. led lunch counter sit- ins where he and other blacks and whites demanded equal treatment in restaurants for people of all races. Martin Luther King Jr. led lunch counter sit- ins where he and other blacks and whites demanded equal treatment in restaurants for people of all races. Martin Luther King Jr.s nonviolent peaceful demonstrations proved to the world that action without violence can be effective and successful. Martin Luther King Jr.s nonviolent peaceful demonstrations proved to the world that action without violence can be effective and successful. Because of Martin Luther King Jr., it is no longer legal in the United States to segregate or discriminate based on skin color. Because of Martin Luther King Jr., it is no longer legal in the United States to segregate or discriminate based on skin color. The standard has been set for all nations to treat everyone equally regardless of skin color because of the work of Martin Luther King Jr. The standard has been set for all nations to treat everyone equally regardless of skin color because of the work of Martin Luther King Jr.

7 Death Martin Luther king jr. died April fourth Martin Luther king jr. died April fourth 1968.


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