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1 Lucie Syrová

2 * General facts * Martin Luther King, Jr. * Racial segregation * African – American Civil Rights Movement * Martin Luther King, Jr. Day nowadays * I Have a Dream …

3 * United States federal holiday * marks the birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. * third Monday of January * campaign for a federal holiday in King's honour began soon after his assassination in 1968 * officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000

4 * born January 15, 1929 * American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement * 1964 received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence * assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee

5 * separate but equal * segregation of public schools, public places, transportation, restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains for the whites and blacks * the U.S. military also segregated, black troops but white commanders * right to vote violated - property and literacy qualifications * Ku Klux Klan – threatened and terrorized African-Americans, other immigrants and members of Civil Rights Movement

6 * social movements in the USA aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans * Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and others * major campaigns of civil resistance – boycotts, sit-ins, marches * Civil Rights Act of 1964 – banned discrimination based on "race, colour, religion, or national origin" in employment practices and public accommodations * Voting Rights Act of 1965 – restored and protected voting rights

7 * some businesses closed – employees get a day off * many schools and places of higher education are closed for classes * others remain open but may hold seminars or celebrations of King's message * in honour of MLK, volunteers across the country donate their time to make a difference on this day

8 "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!" * speech delivered 1963 at March on Washington *

9 * Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * Martin Luther King, Jr. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968). In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: American_Civil_Rights_Movement_%281955%E2%80%931968%29http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African- American_Civil_Rights_Movement_%281955%E2%80%931968%29 * Racial segregation in the United States. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * I Have a Dream. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z:

10 * NOBEL FOUNDATION. Martin Luther King, Jr. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * BUBLEY Colored Waiting Room Sign. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: g g * LUTHER KING, JR. Martin Luther King Jr Signature2. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: ure2.svg ure2.svg


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