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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Martin Luther King Jr.- Fight for Civil Rights How did Gandhi influence Martin Luther King Jr.? How did Dr. King Create Change? What motivated Dr. King to fight for change? Three KKK Members at a parade in Virginia 1922 By Coleman Gardner Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. IntroductionMartin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.He strongly opposed racial segregation and class superiority. In his fight for change he was inspired by Mohandas Gandhi's peaceful activism and Reinhold Niebbhur's ideas of liberal political realism.Dr. King's achievements include a bus boycott in Alabama,change of laws with regards to segregation on public transportation and leading the movement for racial equality.In April 4, 1968, he was shot at the Lorriane Motel in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39 by James Earl Ray. MohandasKarmachandGandhi Non - violence, peaceful protests,use of non-violent activism. "A man who isn't willing to die forsomething doesn't deserve to live." Montgomery Bus boycott,December 1, 1955 Founding of the NAACPFebruary 12, 1909 March on WashingtonAugust 28, 1963 How was Dr. King Viewed by Various Groups? Bloody SundayJanuary 30, 1972 March on WashingtonAugust 28, 1963 Yes, Dr. King! No, Dr. King! - President Kennedy-The NAACP-The SCLC-15% of the White Loyalists-All of the African-American Community -The Southern States Leaders-Segregation Groups-The Ku Klux Klan-Malcom X Racism Class Superiority Political and Social Injustices President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes *Notice that most of the quotes have to do with non-violence* These are some of the things Dr. King did to influence change. Differences in quality, ex. havingto drink from a separate and poorfountain The Montgomery Bus boycott was importantbecause it popularised the idea of boycotting, and after not using the bus,(or boycotting bus use) eventually made thesupreme court change the law about the buses. The founding of the NAACP (the National Advancement Associationof Coloured People) created change by creating an organisationto help coloured people gain their rights. The March on Washington Showed the government and the state leaders that the coloured people didn't intend to hurt people.Many famous song writers and NAACP Leadersattended, and it was where Dr. King gave his famousspeech, "I have a dream". Bloody Sunday showed millions ofpeople what the state leaders weredoing wrong, and that the peoplemarching just wanted rights.
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