Martin Luther King Jr.

Made by Tyler C.

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. born January 15th, 1929 died April 4th, 1968

Events that Affected Martin's Life

  • Rosa Parks Refusing to move from her seat
  • The Montgomery bus boycott
  • Civil Rights movement

Martin's Childhood

Martin's father was a preacher, and church was important to their family. At age 5 Martin was memorizing passages from the Bible, and at age 6 he was singing gospel for the church congregation. Like many African Americans, Martin Luther King jr. faced racism as a child. One day, he was told he had to stop playing with two white friends. Their mother sent him home saying her children were to good to play with black children.

People who Influenced Martin's Life

Martin's life was mainly influenced by his father Martin Luther King who had the nickname "Daddy King". Mr. King believed that violence was never and answer, and through togetherness and the power of god.

Fancy Facts

  • Martin nearly died at a book signing when a women stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The letter opener took 3 hours to be removed because it was so close to his heart's arteries. the doctors said that "he was one sneeze away from death"
  • When Martin married Corretta Scott, they had their honeymoon in a friends funeral home.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. is the youngest man to date to win a nobel peace prize
  • Along with the prize he won 54 thousand dollars which he donated to a civil rights movement
  • During the Montgomery  bus boycott his house was bombed.

Accomplishments

Reverend King accomplished many things in his lifetime. Some of his most significant were his huge lessening of racial segregation, as well as establishing the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The Theme of Martin's Life

I think the theme of Martin Luther King Jr's life is patience and perseverance. He did not give up though there were many people putting him down, and he never got violent and always maintained a level head, looking at the bright side of every situation.

Martin's Advice and What He Taught Me

During one of his marches martin said, "remember, if I am stopped, this movement will not stop, because god is with this movement." I think that this means tghat even if things are very hard you have to keep going. After his house was attacked and people wanted vengeance on the attackers he said "I want you all to go home and put away your weapons. We cannot resolve this problem with retaliatory violence, we must meet hatred with love." Reverend King taught me that you must always be patient and stay true to what you believe in.

Works Cited

  • Schloredt, Valerie. Martin Luther King, Jr.: America's Great Nonviolent Leader in the Struggle for Human Rights. Milwaukee: G. Stevens, 1988. Print.

  • "Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2015.
  • The Seattle Times | Martin Luther King Jr." The Seattle Times | Martin Luther King Jr. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2015.
  • "Black-history-month-quiz-ftr." Parade's Community Table. N.p., 20 Feb. 2014. Web. 06 Mar. 2015.

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Great work, Tyler!