Created by Mrs. Fory’s 1 st grade class
Born on January 15, 1929 at noon.
His dad was a preacher and his mom was a teacher.
He was from Atlanta, Georgia
He skipped two grades in high school.
He graduated in 1944 and went to college at
15 years old.
He was smart.
He read a lot of books.
Martin married Correta Scott on June 8, 1953.
The Supreme Court ended segregation on
May 17, 1954.
He led many marches
He did speeches
He is a great leader.
He helped black people and white people drink from the same water fountain.
He did “I Have a Dream” Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe r_detailpage&v=V57lotnKGF8
He is a good man.
He had a lot of people following him in his marches.
He had great character and was a good leader. He led the Alabama Bus Boycott.
He helped to change the law so everyone is equal.
He led protests.
He was arrested many times for trying to make a change.
He made a lot of friends.
He was on the cover of Time in 1957.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. At age
35, Dr. King was the youngest man, the second
American, and the third black man given the
Nobel Peace Prize.
He passed away on March 29, 1968.
He was only 39 years old but the doctors said his heart was of a 60 year old because of stress.
We have parades
We have a national holiday in his honor
There are marches and walks to honor him. (San
Antonio has the biggest in the United States)
All people can go to the same school, and work together.
Kids can play together at the park, no matter what color they are.
There are parks with his name.
We have schools named after him.