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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Martin Luther King Jr. LeadershipCharacteristics Bravery Patience Persistance Upbringing and Education He came from a family of preachers.His father and grandfather wereboth preachers. He attended public schools in Georgia, Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston University. Goals He wanted to lead the Civil Rights Movement in nonviolent and peaceful protest. His goal was equality and justice for all. Actions Led the March on Washington and gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech Leader of the Montgomery Improvement Association Founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Wrote "Letter from Birmingham Jail" LEGACY He is considered one of the most important figures of the 20th century for all those seeking justice. His theory of nonviolent protest is considered the most successful method to fight social injustice. Quotes "If you cant fly then run, if you cant run then walk, if you cant walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Never give up. "No one really knows why they are alive until they know what theyd die for." -Life isn't worth living unless you're fighting for something you believe in. "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." -You have to speak up for what you believe in. Malcolm X Leadership Characteristics Charisma Confidence Passionate Upbringing and Education His father, Earl Little, was a Baptist minister. His family was always the target of violent persecution. His father was killed and his family separated. He moved to Boston with his sister, got a job, and didn't go to school. He eventually was sent to prison for burglary and it was here that he learned about the Nation of Islam. Goals He did not trust whites and believed in "using whatever means necessary" (including violence) to end racial injustice. Actions Made a pilgrimage to Mecca that convinced him to use political and religious action in the Civil Rights Movement Established relationships with black activists who were more militant than King Created the Organization of African American Unity LEGACY His insistence on black liberation can still be seen today in the world. He was a hero to generations of radicals and activists. He demonstrated the great lengths people will go to secure their freedom. Quotes "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today." double click to change this header text! -Do what is necessary now so your future is successful. "There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." -Learn from your mistakes. "Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it." -You have to fight for your own rights.
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