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Martin Luther King  
  • 1. Biography
  • 2. The Civil Rights Movement
    • a. Boycott and first legal victory
    • b. The Southern Christian Leadership...
    • c. "I have a dream" speech
  • 3. Civil Rights Act and Martin Luther...

Martin Luther King Junior was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement.
1. Biography
Martin Luther King Junior (originally Michael Luther King Junior) was born in Atlanta (Georgia), on January 15, 1929. His mother, Alberta King, was a schoolteacher and his father, Martin Luther King, was a Baptist minister.

King studied theology and received his Doctorate degree in 1953. Nearly a year after, he moved to Montgomery (Alabama) to preach at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, with his newly-wed wife, Coretta Scott.

2. The Civil Rights Movement
At this time, Black ("colored") people had not the same rights as other people. They were denied the right to vote, to decent housing, to sit elsewhere than at the back of the buses...
a. Boycott and first legal victory
An event would lead King to create the Civil Rights Movement. On December 1, 1955, a Black seamstress, Rosa Parks, refused to give her seat to a white person on a bus and was arrested. King organised the boycott of the public buses in Montgomery. The
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