5 African-Americans were not permitted in certain restaurants, hotels, schools, theaters, and other public places.As a child Martin was not allowed to use the same restrooms, drink from the same water fountains, or go to the same schools as white children.Martin Luther King wanted to change these laws.
7 Martin’s parents taught him responsibility and to treat others with respect. Martin began to read before he started school.He liked to read about African- American heroes.
8 Martin’s best friend as a child was a white boy and as children they played happily together. When they reached school age the friends found that even though they lived in the same neighborhood, they could not go to the same school.
9 Martin’s friend went to a school for white children only and Martin was sent to a school for black children.After the first day of school Martin and his friend were never allowed to play together again.
11 Martin started college when he was only 15 years old. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.He studied hard and became a minister.
12 He graduated at age 18 and then went to a school for ministers in Pennsylvania. While at college Martin studied a man named Gandhi who led the people of India to change laws in their country peacefully.
13 Martin then went to Boston University where he earned the title of “Doctor”. He met his future wife, Coretta Scott, while he was living in Boston.
31 In 1964, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest man to ever earn this prize.He was also the first African- American to be on the cover of Time magazine as their “Man of the Year”.
39 To honor his memory we celebrate his birthday as a National holiday. The third Monday of every January is known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
40 QUIZAnswer all of the questions with a complete sentence on a sheet of paper. When was Martin Luther King born?2. How old was Martin when he started college?3. Where did Martin go to college?4. Who did Martin marry?5. When Martin became a pastor, where was his church?
41 Quiz 6. What did Martin lead in Montgomery, Alabama? 7. What was the famous speech that Martin gave in Washington, D.C.?8. What great honor did Martin receive in ?9. How did Martin die?10. When is Martin Luther King Day celebrated?
42 The photographs included in this PowerPoint are the property of The Center for American History, University of Texas and are used for educational purposes with their permission.