History's HEROES? Dated January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King Jr.

Created by

Emily Foster

Location

Atlanta, Georgia
He gave speeches there, and also grew up there

Achievements

  • Gave blacks there rights

Characteristics

  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Clever
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Wise
  • Honest
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Just and fair minded

Quotations

"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. I have a dream today!" - Martian Luther King Jr

The man who had a dream

Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American who spent his time talking about how blacks should have the same rights.

Martin Luther King had different colored skin, so grew up with different rights from whites. He didn't like the rules while growing up so he wanted to change his rights. When he grew up he went around giving speeches about giving equal rights to everyone. he ended up helping African Americans get their basic rights. One of his most famous speeches was his I have Dream speech. This speech helped people think about giving equal rights to everyone. He was then latter assassinated.

Life in Martin Luther King Jr.'s world

African Americans weren't allowed to drink from the same drinking, eat at the same restaurants, or go to the same schools. And African Americans doing things whites did was unspoken.

Was Martin Luther King Jr. a Hero?

  • Gave blacks there rights
  • Never gave up

Things you might not know about Martin Luther King Jr.

King was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1964.
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