martin luther king, civil rights, i have a dream

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  • 1. Martin Luther King, Civil rights, I Have A Dream Blacks in USA Fertile land in South. Shortage of labour Important of slaves from Africa Conditions of slaves Animal like treatment Long hours Blacks in 20th Century Discrimination Segregation: Busses Jim Crow Laws: dogs and blacks not allowed Rosa Parks Refusal to vacant seat for a white man I am a citizen, you are a citizen, I have paid full fare, you have paid full fare. Montgomery bus boycott Lasted 382 days Martin Luther King January 15, 1929 April 04, 1968 Preparation for leadership B.A. (Sociology) B.A. (Religion) Ph.D. (Theology) Visited India to learn Non Violence Gandhi. Opposition Death threats Home was bombed Charge: communist FBI Chief forced him to commit suicide after he won Noble Prize. Threats at midnight: Nigger, we are tired of you and your mess now. And if you out of this town in three days, we are going to blow your brains out and blow up your house March on Washington 1963 one million people Speech: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. Demanding justices not in the hereafter, but in the here and now. Success Civil rights movement Right to vote End to segregation Labour rights Compensation for historical wrongs

2. 1964 civil rights act Branded communist Death April 4, 1968. Shot in the nick. Honours Noble prize 1964 at the age of 29. Posthumously awarded presidential medal of freedom 1977 Martin Luther Kings day 1986


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