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MLK Day!!!!!!!!!. By: Katie Lucken and Ahlon Mitchell. Young Years. Martin Luther King was born January 15 th , 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King had an older sister, Willie Christine. King had a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King. In May, 1936 King was baptized. Facts About Him. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


MLK Day!!!!!!!!!

MLK Day!!!!!!!!!By: Katie Lucken and Ahlon Mitchell

Young YearsMartin Luther King was born January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.King had an older sister, Willie Christine.King had a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King.In May, 1936 King was baptized.

Facts About HimRosa Parks was the spark to start the movement by saying no to a white man.After Kings grandmother died he attempted suicide by jumping out of a two-story building.He skipped 9th and 11th grade and went to college when he was 15.Martin Luther King got married to Coretta Scott in 1953.His Real name is Michael Luther King Jr. then changed to Martin.

Kings AwardsHe won the Nobel Peace Prize.In 1963 a national magazine named him Man of the Year.

Famous QuotesIve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people we will get there.

Later YearsHe was killed in Tennessee by James Earl Ray.James Earl Ray died in prison.On his grave it said free at last, free at last, thank God almighty Im free at last.

What Did He Do?He fought for African Americans civil rights.He used peaceful movements to fight for him.He fought for peace!!!!!!!!!!!!King was important in African American because he protested for peace and equal rights for blacks.Also, he wanted blacks and whites to come together and be one.

What He Gave To Us.He gave peace.He gave courage and knowledge to people to protest instead of fighting.He gave love to everyone no matter what skin color they were.

Character Traits he showed.He showed courage, by going against the laws.He showed wisdom, by not fighting with force, because that would only make thing worse.He showed his wish equality, by fighting for it and not stopping until he was not there to fight the fight.He showed LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because he cared for other people no matter if they were weak, mean, or unconfident, he loved them.

Sources Black Americans, written by John T. King, illustrated by Marcet H. King

Well Thanks!!!!Thanks for listening to or slide about a very important person:


He spread peace, love, and his courage to people all around. And Its Your Turn!