Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks by Becky Smith on Prezi
Dec 1, Her defiance sparked the push for racial equality, which brought civil rights superstars such as Martin Luther King Jr into the public eye, and. Jun 7, Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th, , in Atlanta, Georgia. He was educated at Morehouse college, Crozer Theological. Jan 16, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the face of racial relations and civil rights in Until events such as the arrest of Rosa Parks for disobeying.
King addresses civil rights marchers in Selma in April Hide Caption 16 of 22 Photos: Hide Caption 17 of 22 Photos: Hide Caption 18 of 22 Photos: King and comedian Bob Hope, right, talk at John F.
Kennedy International airport in New York on November 14, Hide Caption 19 of 22 Photos: Ralph Abernathy, Jesse Jackson and others stand on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4,pointing in the direction of the gunshots that killed King, who lies at their feet. Hide Caption 20 of 22 Photos: King's body is pictured on April 8,following his murder in Memphis.
His wife, Coretta, led a silent march of 50, people through the streets of Memphis before making a televised speech at his funeral. Hide Caption 21 of 22 Photos: The statue of King is pictured at a memorial in August in Washington, as thousands of people gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.
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January 15, Death date: April 4, Birth place: Atlanta, Georgia Birth name: Michael Luther King Jr. Michael "Martin" Luther King Sr. Alberta Williams King Marriage: King was called Martin or M.
Youngest person, at the time, to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Author of five books published from throughworks on American race relations and collections of his sermons and lectures.
According to the King Center, Dr.
King's " I Have a Dream " speech is 17 minutes long. December 1, - Seamstress and civil rights activist Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, sparking the year-long Montgomery bus boycott.The True Stories Of MLK, Rosa Parks, And Muhammad Ali - AJ+
Within days, the Montgomery Improvement Association is founded to coordinate the boycott. King is elected president of the organization. January 30, - King's house is bombed while he is at a meeting. His wife and daughter, home at the time, are uninjured. Supreme Court rules that bus segregation laws are unconstitutional, the Montgomery boycott ends. King emerges as a national civil rights leader.
Martin Luther King Jr. Fast Facts
April - King is arrested for leading a march in Birmingham, Alabama. While in solitary confinement he writes an essay entitled "Letter from Birmingham Jail. King had the advantage of being raised by both his mother and father, while Parks parents seperated when she was young.
They also recieved very different educations. King recieved a solid education and even attended College. She had to drop out as a Junior in High School because since her mother and her were living with her grandparents, Parks had to leave school to attend to her sick grandmother. After that she never returned and instead got a job at a shirt factory in Montgomery.
Both historical figures had the goal of ending segregation but they had different motivations.
Rosa Parks motivation was that she was tired of having to give up her seat to white passengers in public buses. At that time the city code required that all public transportation be segregated and that bus drivers had the power of a police officer to carry out the provisions of the code.
African Americans had to sit at the back of the bus while whites sat in the front. If the bus got too crowded, African Americans had to give up their seat for any standing white people. Rosa Parks wanted to put a stop to this and on December 1,she did. On that day she had a long day of work at the Montgomery Fair department store. She boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus for home. The bus had became crowded so the bus driver ordered her to get up and give her seat to a white person.
Rosa parks refused to so she was arrested and found guilty at trial. All African Americans stood off the buses and instead found other ways of transportation.
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The city of Montgomery now had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. These legal actions with the help of the African American community made the day Montgomery Bus Boycott one of the largest and most successful movements against racial segregation in history. He was shocked by how peacefully the races mixed in the North.