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Kid's Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kid's Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.
History >> Biography >> Civil Rights for Kids Martin Luther King at the March on Washingtonby Unknown Occupation: Civil Rights Leader Born: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA Died: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN Best known for: Advancing the Civil Rights Movement and his "I Have a Dream" speechBiography: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights. Where did Martin grow up? Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 1929. Martin's dad was a preacher which inspired Martin to pursue the ministry. How did he get involved in civil rights? In his first major civil rights action, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott. When did King give his famous "I Have a Dream" speech? How did he die? Martin Luther King Jr.

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Montgomery Bus Boycott History >> Civil Rights for Kids Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the major events in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. It signaled that a peaceful protest could result in the changing of laws to protect the equal rights of all people regardless of race. Martin Luther King Jr. Facts and Quotes for Kids Martin Luther King Jr. was an important leader and activist in the Civil Rights Movement.He was born Michael King Jr. on January 15th 1929 in Atlanta Georgia.His father Michael King was a pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church.Later Michael King and Michael King Jr. changed their names to Martin Luther after German Protestant leader Martin Luther.Martin Luther King Jr. skipped 9th and 12th grade and entered college at the age of 15.Martin Luther King Jr. first attended Morehouse College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do keep moving forward.” “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Part 1: Early Years Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929. He was the son and the grandson of a pastor, so it is perhaps no surprise that he became a pastor as well. He also became a leader of the civil rights movements and one of the most famous people America has ever produced.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 History >> Civil Rights for Kids The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most important civil rights laws in the history of the United States. It outlawed discrimination, ended racial segregation, and protected the voting rights of minorities and women. President Lyndon Johnson signing the law March on Washington History >> Civil Rights for Kids Background Despite gaining their freedom from slavery after the end of the civil war, African Americans were still facing legal discrimination in the 1950s and early 1960s. This included segregation of schools, lower wages, and discrimination when applying for jobs. The civil rights movement was an effort to bring these issues to the attention of lawmakers and the nation.

Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech - American Rhetoric Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Martin Luther King Day In the late 1950s and early 1960s, African Americans, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used boycotts, marches, and other forms of nonviolent protest to demand equal treatment under the law and an end to racial prejudice. A high point of this civil rights movement came on August 28, 1963, when more than 200,000 people of all races gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to hear King say: "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveholders will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood....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."

African-American Civil Rights Movement History >> Civil Rights for Kids March on Washington Aug 28, 1963from the United States Information Agency The African-American Civil Rights Movement was an ongoing fight for racial equality that took place for over 100 years after the Civil War. Biography for Kids: Ruby Bridges History >> Biography >> Civil Rights for Kids Occupation: Civil Rights Activist Born: September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi Best known for: First African-American student to attend an all-white elementary school in the South Biography: Where did Ruby Bridges grow up? Ruby Bridges grew up on a small farm in Tylertown, Mississippi. Her parents were sharecroppers, meaning they farmed the land, but didn't own it. When Ruby was four years old, her family moved to New Orleans. In New Orleans, Ruby lived in a small apartment where she shared a bedroom with her sister and two younger brothers.

Ku Klux Klan History *** Facts about the Ku Klux Klan History for kidsInteresting facts about the Ku Klux Klan History are detailed below. The history of the Ku Klux Klan is told in a factual timeline sequence consisting of a series of interesting, short facts providing a simple method of relating the history of the Ku Klux Klan for kids, schools and homework projects. Ku Klux Klan History for kids - Racial Discrimination and SegregationFor additional facts about racial discrimination and segregation refer to detailed information on Black Segregation History and for brief, fast facts refer to the Segregation History Timeline. Black History for kids: Important People and EventsFor visitors interested in African American History refer to Black History - People and Events. A useful resource for teachers, kids, schools and colleges undertaking projects for the Black History Month.