Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

Lisa Slaton Floyd A. Smith Cindy Thibeault Jennifer Webking Angelo Tenorio DeVry University March 9, 2012

We chose Martin Luther King (MLK) because he possesses extraordinary leadership qualities due to his faith in God exemplified on a daily basis. He believed people should not be treated differently based upon the color of one’s skin. For this reason MLK fought and died for people’s rights so they would no longer be discriminated and the right to freedom of speech. He was also a very influential leader, who focused not only on African Americans but any minority that was unjustly treated.

Georgia. Alabama. who study at New England Conservatory of Music. • He went south and worked as a Pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery. Washington High School at age 15. King was born in Atlanta.D of Philosophy on June 5. • 1955.Met and Married Coretta Scott King. • 1948. • 1951-Graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester. .MARTIN LUTHER KING: BIOGRAPHY • 1929-Dr. received his PH.Attended Morehouse College where his father study and graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Sociology. Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Divinity degree • 1953. skipping ninth and twelfth high school grades.Graduated from Boston University. • Graduated from Booker T.

meet with President Kennedy to get support for the civil rights movement 1963 – meets with Kennedy and delivered the I Have a dream speech .His first book was released titled Stride Towards Freedom .1957 – The SCLC was formed and elected as president of SCLC .Meet with President Eisenhower 1960 – Eisenhower signs the civil rights act into law .Delivered first speech at Lincoln Memorial .Release his second book titled The Strength of Love .Congress passed the first civil rights act 1957 -.Featured in the cover of time magazine .

The third book was published titled Why Cant Wait .President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . King marches on the issue for open housing in Chicago and is stoned by bystander. King.Dr.1964 – Time Magazine honors MLK as man of the year . . Floyd McKissick.000 other protestors for voting rights .Voting Rights was signed by President Johnson 1966 – Speaks out in regards to the policy in Vietnam war .Dr.Became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize 1965 – A March with 25. and Stokely Carmichael resume the “March Against Fear” after James Meredith was shot and injured .

Dr.Martin Luther King.Dr King makes appeal to stop the riots. . 1977 – Dr. Day was established as a national holiday in the United States . . 1968 – Dr.President Johnson declare April 7. . Martin Luther King. King was shot and killed . King leads sanitation workers in a march. King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Carter. 1986 .1967 – The fourth book was released titled “Where do we go from here”. King Deliver his last speech called I have been to the mountaintop. Jr.Dr. 1968 to be a national mourning day in honor of Dr.

* He was ready. early in December.*What King Accomplish Before His Assassination* *In 1954. the bus boycott described by Gunnar Jahn in his presentation speech in honor of the laureate. to accept the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States. 1955. a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. . Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race. the leading organization of its kind in the nation. * King was. Alabama. by this time. then.

he was subjected to personal abuse. his home was bombed. appearing wherever there was injustice. an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. and action. its operational techniques from Gandhi. * In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.*Emerged as a Negro Leader* *During these days of boycott. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity. protest. and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. . he led a massive protest in Birmingham. Alabama. King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times. King was arrested. In these years. providing what he called a coalition of conscience. *In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968. that caught the attention of the entire world. but at the same time he emerged as a Negro leader of the first rank.

he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54. On the evening of April 4.*Assassination* At the age of thirty-five. where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city. . while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis.. When notified of his selection. Jr. was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. 1968. Tennessee. Martin Luther King. he was assassinated.123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.

and in the end would calmly sum up what the discussion was about and he would then find a reasonable conclusion to the problem.Kings Leadership Qualities    King is vividly remembered as an inspirational speaker. King’s leadership was rooted at oratory. He always had a non-violent approach to everything  He had a remarkable ability to get people to get people who would constantly argue to work together He would always listen while others talked and argued.  .

they also valued his ability to escalate them as well. While leaders valued King’s ability to calm down campaigns. Some people despised King as being a hypocrite who spoke about peace and non-violence due to the fact that he would also at times create the strife and disorder. For King leadership meant standing up for what he believed in and being “a drum for justice” King also spoke for and to African Americans and the challenging oppression the white people formed from hearing his non-violent call to arms.    .

  . were dramatically changed through their involvement in a movement in which ideas changed from the bottom up as well as from the top down. Kings effectiveness as a protest leader derived mainly from his ability to mobilize the black community’s resources. and created an unremarkable coalition for anti-racist legislation. Lots of people are only now beginning to recognize the extent to which his attitudes and those of many other activists. white and black. Kings Speeches such as the 'I Have A Dream' speech at the civil rights march struck people of all races.

* Provided a moral & theological basis for integration. *Integration thru schools and employment. *Federal laws to legislative acts. . action without waiting for southern hearts to change themselves. *Use of non-violence resistance as effective Model for change.His Legacy** ********** Racial Equality************** *Racial equality offered a vision of the possibility of ending segregation.            **Martin Luther King Jr..

Rosa Parks.  *His last action in life  was in support of  sanitation workers’  rights.**********Economic Equality********** *Related racial equality to economic equality. the common  man and worker.    .  *empowered common people to act for change legislation and personal sacrifice i. sex or religion or beliefs. *Theoretical basis for affirmative action to create equality and equal rights for everybody regardless of race.e.

D. & the Washington. *Preservation of memory-legacy thru street names. *Martin Luther King Jr.C. written word and selfless acts has stood the test of time and is a testament to his legacy .          *********Inspirational Legacy********** *Ethical. *Martin Luther King Jr . national holiday-January 16. with his ideas. memorial. *Offered leadership model for future social change and equality for all that still today inspires future generations. moral framework for equality beyond blackwhite equality.

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