Martin Luther King Jr. Gurpreet Kaur

Who is MLK?

  • A baptist minister and a social activist
  • Lead the civil rights movement from mid 1950s till his assassination
  • Wanted to end segregation of African American citizens
  • A holiday, streets renamed, country renamed for the honor of him
  • Graduated high school at the age of 15
  • Received the Nobel Peace Prize at the age 35 being the youngest man
  • Traveled a lot of places where there was injustice
MLK with his wife and kids

Quotes

  • "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
  • "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."

How did MLK Contributed to Civil Rights Movement?

Martin Luther King Jr made many contributions in the Civil Rights Movement. He is still remembered as a well known social activist today. As being the leader of the entire movement he worked to fix problems without violence but with good things like kindness. He also did many nonviolence protests, boycotts, sit-ins and much more. He traveled over thousands of miles to help people out. He couldn't see someone not being treated equally. He made a big impact on our society now. Because of MLK it is not legal to discriminate someone based in their skin color. He still

Sources

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html

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